Rival Says Nestle's Buitoni Slogan Infringes Trademark

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Nestle USA Inc.’s Buitoni line of Italian-style pastas has come under fire from the maker of Michael Angelo’s brand of frozen Italian dinners, in a suit alleging Buitoni's slogan “The Italian Art of Food” is too similar to Michael Angelo’s trademark “The Art of Italian Cuisine.”

Bottom Line Food Processors Inc., which does business as Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods Inc., filed a lawsuit against Nestle Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, arguing that Nestle violated its trademark by adopting the...
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