olive oil legal issues

Corto Olive Sues Rival Gemsa for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Corto filed a lawsuit today against Gemsa Enterprises, LLC for what Corto called a "flagrant commodity knock-off" of its 51-49 brand of blended oil.

Deoleo Agrees to Settle Lawsuit for $7 Million

The Spanish olive oil behemoth will settle with plaintiffs, paying out $7 million as well as agreeing to change labels and take measures to improve quality.
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‘Veronica Foods’ Lawsuit Dismissed

A lawsuit filed last year by the North American Olive Oil Association against the distributor to specialty shops was dismissed after the court found that "standing had not been established."

Veronica’s ‘Trade Secrets’ Are No Secret, Judge Finds

A California judge found that "the mere fact that MillPress began selling oil and vinegar to stores previously supplied by Veronica Foods is to be expected from a new wholesaler entering the market."
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Trade Group’s Lawsuit Against ‘Dr. Oz’ is Dismissed

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford J. Dempsey, Jr. said that the Court was “not convinced” that the Dr. Oz Show disparaged imported olive oil or falsely labeled it a “health hazard.”

Filippo Berio Consumers Receive Payout of 50 Cents Per Bottle to End Lawsuit

Certified consumers of Filippo Berio olive oil who said they were misled into buying olive oil 'Imported from Italy' will receive a payout of 50 cents per bottle, but the plaintiff's attorneys may ask the court for up to $1 million in fees.
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EU Rules in Favor of Sovena in Trademark Battle

Rival companies Sovena and Mueliva fought to claim ownership of similar brands.

Trade Group Sues ‘Dr. Oz’ for Statements About Imported Olive Oil

The suit filed today in Georgia by the trade group that represents the largest American importers and bottlers challenges Oz on what it calls his “false attacks” on imported olive oils.