Parties sign distribution agreement of Kraft-produced chocolates in
DON MILLS, ON, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Kraft Canada Inc. today announced that it
has reached an agreement with Euro-Excellence Inc. to settle a long-standing
and legally significant copyright case between the two companies.
Euro-Excellence has signed a "Consent to Judgement" agreeing that it will
not import or sell in Canada Cote d'Or chocolates in packaging which displays
the copyright work owned by Kraft Canada without its consent.
The Judgment is important as it supports the rights of owners of
copyright in Canada to stop distributors from selling products without the
consent of the owner of copyright in the product packaging.
In addition, Kraft Canada and Euro-Excellence have signed a distribution
agreement in which Euro-Excellence will distribute Cote d'Or chocolates on
Kraft Canada's behalf in Quebec.
"It is a 'win-win" for everyone," said Jean-François Dery, Customer Vice
President for Confections, Kraft Canada. "We are pleased that Kraft Canada and
Euro-Excellence were able to work constructively and collaboratively to
resolve this matter and look forward to a successful business arrangement."
"We couldn't be more pleased to now be working together to distribute
this fine chocolate in Quebec," said André Clémence, President of
Terms of the distribution agreement are confidential.
Kraft Foods (www.kraft.com) is the world's second largest food company
with annual revenues of approximately $40 billion and sales in more than 150
countries. For more than a century, we've been inspired by consumers to
deliver delicious foods that fit the way they live. From American brand icons
like Kraft cheeses, dinners and dressings, Maxwell House coffees and Oscar
Mayer meats, to global powerhouse brands like Oreo and LU biscuits,
Philadelphia cream cheeses, Jacobs and Carte Noire coffees, Tang powdered
beverages and Milka, Côte d'Or, Lacta and Toblerone chocolates, we're proud
that our brands deliver millions of smiles a day. Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) is a
member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Standard & Poor's 500, the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index and Ethibel Sustainability Index. In Canada,
company brands include Kraft Dinner macaroni and cheese, Christie cookies and
crackers, and Delissio pizza.
For further information:
For further information: Lynne Galia, Kraft Canada, (416) 441-5610