Young’s List barrister, Ian Horak, presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) ‘Spin-Offs Can Get Sticky’ event.Young’s List barrister, Ian Horak, presented at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) ‘Spin-Offs Can Get Sticky’ event.
On behalf of the American food giant, KRAFT, Ian was part of the Counsel team that opposed Bega to ascertain which company owned the yellow peanut butter ‘get-up’. In brief, Bega acquired part of Mondelez companies from KRAFT before the 2012 spin-off, including the peanut butter business, various assets and goodwill. In dispute was whether Bega had the right to continue using the yellow ‘get-up’ or whether those unregistered trademark rights had been transferred to the spun-off KRAFT companies.
Barrister, Melissa Marcus, chaired the discussion with panellists: Ian Horak, Craig Smith and Aaron Mentha to explore some of the issues arising from the case as well as other intellectual property issues that can occur when businesses are sold or bought.
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