German Grocery Store Ordered To Melt Down All of Its Chocolate Bunnies

A legal face-off recently pitted two chocolate bunnies against each other and only one, it seemed, could survive. In one corner was the chocolate bunny wrapped in gold foil and made by the German grocery store Lidl. In the other corner was the chocolate bunny, also wrapped in gold foil, but made by the respected Swiss chocolatier Lindt. After a year-long battle, the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland sided with Lindt and found that Lidl’s chocolate bunnies could be confused with Lindt’s chocolate bunnies, which are protected under Swiss trademark law. As a result, the court decreed that Lidl can no longer sell its bunnies in Switzerland and must destroy all of the chocolate bunnies it still has in stock.