The war over New Zealand's chocolate market has flared up
again, with confectionary giants Cadbury and Whittaker's back
in court over the trademarking of a name of a block of
The stoush between the two companies stems from an
application made by Whittaker's in 2010 to register the name
"Berry Forest"as a trademark in New Zealand.
The Intellectual Property Office ruled in favour of
Whittaker's last year, a finding Cadbury appealed.
Justice Rachel Dunningham is hearing the appeal case, which
began this morning at the High Court in Wellington.
Cadbury believes the name "Berry Forest"is too similar to the
name of its "Black Forest"chocolate block. The company
registered the name as a trademark in 1992.
The case continues.
- Teuila Fuatai of APNZ