Chocosuisse Union Des Fabricants Suisse De Chocolat et Al v Cadbury Ltd: CA 25 Feb 1999

A trade association formed to protect a trading style or name, but which did not itself trade in the goods, had no trade which was capable of being damaged and accordingly had no locus standi to found an action for passing off against the use of the name it set out to defend.
Times 15-Mar-1999, [1999] EWCA Civ 856
England and Wales
Appeal fromChocosuisse, Kraft Jacobs Suchard (Schweiz) Ag, Chocoladefabriken Lindt and Sprungli (Schweiz) Ag v Cadbury Limited PatC 29-Oct-1997
The plaintiffs brought actions in passing off against the defendant company in respect of their chocolate products. They objected to the use of the terms ‘Swiss Chocolate’ applied to chocolates not made in Switzerland.
Held: The claimant had . .

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