Lidl’s chocolate bunnies will be destroyed after appearing in court with Lindt


The end is near for the chocolate bunnies sold by the German grocery chain Lidl.

A Swiss federal court ordered their destruction following trademark infringement, according to a press release from the court.

The saga dates back to 2018, when Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprüngli filed a lawsuit in a commercial court and said Lidl had copied its popular gold-wrapped chocolate bunnies.

Lindt representatives argued that Rabbits are protected by trademark protection law. The Commercial Court dismissed the case in 2021, prompting Lindt to appeal the decision.

According to Lindt, Lidl’s chocolate bunnies match the shape and characteristics of their own candies, making it difficult for customers to distinguish between the two brands. Lindt also conducted opinion polls on both products, according to the release.




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