Court Partly Upholds Splenda Packaging Decision

Law360, New York (January 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- McNeil Nutritionals LLC, the maker of Splenda, received a mostly sweet decision from an appeals court last Monday that let the company go forward with a trademark infringement lawsuit against rival Heartland Sweeteners LLC.

The court upheld part of a U.S. district court's denial of preliminary injunctive relief against Heartland but sent issues regarding Heartland's Ahold sucrose products back to the district court for further review.

McNeil sued Heartland in December 2006, alleging that the trade dress of Heartland store-brand sugar substitute products infringes McNeil's trademarks...
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