Nestlé USA accuses FIT CRUNCH bar maker of trademark infringement over ‘confusingly similar’ logo and packaging

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According to Nestlé USA, FIT CRUNCH's trademark is "confusingly similar" to that of its iconic CRUNCH chocolate bars
According to Nestlé USA, FIT CRUNCH's trademark is "confusingly similar" to that of its iconic CRUNCH chocolate bars
FIT CRUNCH - baked protein bars developed by celebrity chef Robert Irvine and FortiFX founder Sean Perich – are sold in “packages nearly identical” to Nestlé’s CRUNCH chocolate bars, alleges Nestlé USA in a lawsuit accusing FIT CRUNCH brand owner Pervine Foods of trademark infringement.  

According to Nestlé USA, which claims that Pervine’s “remarkably similar packaging in combination with the confusingly similar trademark​” is causing the world’s biggest food company “irreparable harm​”, the likelihood that consumers will confuse the two products is heightened by the fact that the products are being sold to “the same consumers, in the same stores​”.

This, argued Nestlé USA, “will inevitably cause consumer confusion as to the source of the Pervine products or as to a perceived affiliation, association or sponsorship between Nestlé and Pervine that does not exist”.

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Nestlé USA, which accuses Pervine of trademark and trade dress infringement, false designation of origin and unfair competition, and is demanding unspecified “punitive damages​”, added:

In fact, Pervine appears to have outright copied every key element of Nestlé’s CRUNCH Trade Dress.”

Pervine Foods – which supplies FIT CRUNCH products in more than 50,000 USA locations and over 52 countries - did not respond to requests for comment.

*The case is Nestlé USA Inc. v Pervine Foods, LLC. Case no. 2:15-cv-06527, central district of California.

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Ummm... Not really!

Posted by Dean,

Logo font and color is totally different. The only thing similar is the word CRUNCH which I see that more of the confusing issue than anything else. FIT CRUNCH looks like a yummy product.

Nestle, just buy these guys and bring a good product like this to the market. Might be cheaper than paying your legal team.

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