Victorinox 'Swiss' Goods Seized Over False Origin

Law360, New York (August 6, 2009, 1:33 PM EDT) -- Following the filing of a criminal complaint by a well-known Swiss businessman, Swiss authorities have reportedly seized products from Swiss Army knife manufacturer Victorinox AG for using the Swiss cross, one of the country’s most recognizable national symbols, on goods manufactured in Taiwan and China in violation of Swiss trademark laws.

Thomas Minder, founder of Swiss cosmetics company Trybol Ltd., filed a criminal complaint against Victorinox in Basel-Stadt accusing it of violating a Swiss law that prohibits use of the Swiss cross symbol as a geographical...
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