Wisconsin woman sues Mars in chocolate trademark dispute

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman who won the first round of a trademark lawsuit brought by Mars Inc. is suing the confectionary giant.

Syovata Edari (see-oh-VAH'-tuh ah-DAHR'-ees) wants a federal judge to declare that her Madison-made chocolates, called CocoVaa, do not infringe on Mars' cocoa extract supplements called CocoaVia. The Wisconsin State Journal reports Edari filed the lawsuit Wednesday.

Mars sued Edari in April, saying her chocolates sound "confusingly similar" to the company's product. But a judge last month dismissed the lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds. The company filed the suit in Virginia, where it is based, but Edari does no business there.

Mars could refile the lawsuit in Wisconsin, so Edari took action first.

Mars released a statement calling it "a clear case of our trademark being infringed upon."

___

Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj

Must Read

Ex-Brazil lawmaker who led impeachment guilty of corruption

Mar 30, 2017

A judge has sentenced the former congressman who led impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to 15 years in a corruption scheme at state-run oil giant Petrobras

European markets get a boost from leading US investment firm

Feb 7, 2017

European shares rose solidly Tuesday after a leading American investment firm recommended clients to buy the region's stocks

US auto sales down in August as Harvey hurts demand

Sep 1, 2017

US auto sales started strong in August, but have fallen after Hurricane Harvey hurt demand

People also read these

Ex-Brazil lawmaker who led impeachment guilty of corruption

Mar 30, 2017

A judge has sentenced the former congressman who led impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to 15 years in a corruption scheme at state-run oil giant Petrobras

European markets get a boost from leading US investment firm

Feb 7, 2017

European shares rose solidly Tuesday after a leading American investment firm recommended clients to buy the region's stocks

US auto sales down in August as Harvey hurts demand

Sep 1, 2017

US auto sales started strong in August, but have fallen after Hurricane Harvey hurt demand

Weather, 20 December
Houston Weather
+7

High: +11° Low: -2°

Humidity: 83%

Wind: NNE - 7 KPH

Canberra Weather
+27

High: +27° Low: +17°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: W - 20 KPH

Roissy-en-France Weather
+6

High: +6° Low: -5°

Humidity: 87%

Wind: ENE - 7 KPH

Florence Weather
+9

High: +9° Low: +6°

Humidity: 97%

Wind: ENE - 17 KPH

Parga Weather
+7

High: +16° Low: +4°

Humidity: 100%

Wind: SE - 25 KPH