Hershey Smacks Pan Maker Over Kiss-Shaped Mold

Law360, New York (May 21, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT) -- The Hershey Co. has filed an infringement suit accusing chocolate mold maker Life of the Party Inc. of selling products that allow buyers to create confections similar to Hershey's Kisses-brand candies and using the chocolate giant's trademarks to advertise the casts.

Hershey launched its complaint Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, seeking preliminary and permanent injunctive relief and damages.

The plaintiff owns “famous” Kisses- and Hugs-brand trademarks, as well as several marks for the distinctive conical shape of the chocolate...
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