German Federal Court Sides with Lindt in Gold Bunny Battle

The golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny enjoys protected status.

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FILE - In this March 14, 20215 file photo chocolade easter bunnies of Lindt stand in a supermarket in Freiburg, Germany. A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status. (Winfried Rothermel/dpa via AP, file)
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BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli’s Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status. The Federal Court of Justice delivered its verdict in a battle between Switzerland’s Lindt and a German company, Heilemann, which in 2018 also marketed a chocolate bunny in a gold foil wrap. Lindt argued that it had a trademark on the color acquired by…

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