Mar. 20, 2023
Spain’s Guardia Civil seized 6,000 liters of olive oil likely made from stolen olives.
Feb. 10, 2023
From Andalusia to Madrid, Spain Shocked at Wave of Olive Thefts
The soaring price of olives and olive oil has led to an epidemic of fruit thefts and damage to groves across Spain.
Nov. 30, 2022
Europe Rolls Out New Rules Governing Olive Oil Quality
Brussels reviewed olive oil classifications, labeling and marketing. The simplified rules aim at a more homogeneous E.U. olive oil market.
Sep. 21, 2022
Greece Again Adds Kalamata Olives to National List of Plant Varieties
All Greek producers of Kalamon olives will be able to sell them as Kalamata olives. Producers in Messenia argue it will devalue their PDO certification.
Jul. 11, 2022
Trade Group Opposes Proposed Retail Sales of Bulk Olive Oil in Europe
Consumers and environmental associations advocate retail sales of olive oil in bulk in the E.U. as a more environmental-friendly practice. Fedolive strongly disagrees.
Jul. 5, 2022
Greek Producers Reject Restrictions on Use of 'Kalamata’ on Table Olives
According to the interprofessional, producers of Kalamata olives outside of Messenia will suffer “immeasurable damage” as a result of the restrictions.
Sep. 5, 2019
Italy Failed to Fulfil Obligations to Prevent Spread of Xylella, EU Court Finds
The EU Court's judgment concluded the first phase of an infringement procedure opened in 2015 and found Italy liable for the payment of court costs.
Aug. 12, 2019
Corto Olive and Gemsa Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute
Gemsa Enterprises agreed to stop using packaging materials that Corto Olive claims infringed its 51-49 trademark, but stopped short of admitting fault.
Nov. 10, 2018
Court Rejects Relevance of Davis Study in Dismissing Case Against Deoleo
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia accepted Deoleo’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit citing what it called its "meager factual content."
Aug. 29, 2018
Judge Partially Reinstates Trade Group's Lawsuit
A federal judge has ruled that the North American Olive Oil Association may sue Veronica Foods on its own behalf, but not on behalf of its members. An attorney for Veronica Foods has again filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Jul. 25, 2018
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.
Apr. 12, 2018
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.
Nov. 3, 2017
'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."
Jan. 12, 2014
Judge Invalidates Patents for Olive-Based Supplements
Cre-Agri sued a competitor for infringement. Then a judge found the patents for anti-inflammatory supplements invalid to begin with.
Nov. 19, 2013
In Search of Mislabeled Olive Oil to Make a Buck
Reading the 2010 study that found most extra virgin olive oils mislabeled, a Washington man went out to find one to complain about.
May. 28, 2013
Lawsuits targeting producers for mislabeling are popping up, and might represent just the tip of the litigation iceberg.