11 Apr '11, 1pm

Nutella sues cafe chain over use of word 'Nutello'

TCC started selling a drink called Nutello, with the Nutella spread as its main ingredient, in August 2007. Sales of the drink have been discontinued but Ferrero wants the court to prohibit the use of the Nutello name. -- ST PHOTO: TED CHEN IN A nutshell, the Italian maker of the Nutella hazelnut-cocoa spread is seeking to stop a Singaporean coffee-shop chain from using the 'Nutello' name. Ferrero S.P.A. is suing local food and beverage group Sarika Connoisseur Cafe, which operates The Coffee Connoisseur (TCC) cafes, for trademark infringement. In the hearing which started in the High Court on Monday, Ferrero's lawyer Sukumar Karuppiah argued that the use of the word 'Nutello' would lead to the gradual whittling away and erosion of the uniqueness and exclusivity of the Nutella trademark. It would also lessen the capacity of the trademark to identify and distinguish its ran...

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