Lawsuit Clarification In
a PromoGram report last
week on the settlement of a copyright-infringement
lawsuit between Chocolate Chocolate
(asi/44897) and Chocolate
Inn Ltd. (asi/44900),
it was noted that Chocolate Inn
in the settlement to stop using
certain slogans. To clarify,
Chocolate Inn agreed only to
stop using some of the less common
challenged slogans on chocolate
wrapper bars 3.5 oz. and under.
David Miller, Chocolate Inn president,
says, "The lawsuit brought
against us was silly. . .
other things, they claimed they
owned rights to common phrases
like 'Muchas Gracias’ and
'Congratulations,’ as well
as common clip-art designs. They
chose to compete in the courtroom
rather than the marketplace.
Chocolate Inn would rather get
on with its business. Consequently,
we authorized our insurance company
to settle for a minimal sum in
exchange for a dismissal. It
is an express condition of the
dismissal that we’ve made
no admission of liability. We
agreed not to use a handful of
phrases and designs on specific
products that made no difference
to us. Ironically, the stock
wrapper bars in our catalog
that were the subject of the
suit had already been discontinued
because they didn’t sell
The lawsuit had been dismissed with prejudice, meaning that Chocolate Chocolate
could not bring forth the same charges again.
Resources Suffers Sporadic
Outages Prime Resources
(asi/79530) is currently
experiencing temporary outages
of its power, phone and Internet
service in its geographic
area. Due to this problem,
it’s diverting calls
to its backup call center,
but acknowledges that there
may be some interruption
in service. “We apologize
for the inconvenience and
hope that the utilities restore
our power and communication
soon,” says Paula Shulman,
national sales manager. Prime’s
fax line continues to operate
without problem: (203) 384-1520.
In the News
Off The Wall Promotions
(asi/287017) was mentioned
in an article on Seacoastonline as
behind a major relief effort
for Hurricane Katrina. The
firm has also received attention
on the Today Show.
The Manchester (UK) Evening
News ran a piece
about Ken Minton’s
role in revitalizing
the profitability of
former parent company
U.S. firm with the
Coovert, principal of
Printcom Inc. (asi/299473)
was mentioned in an article
about businesses and
the economy on King5.com.
of AIA/Las Vegas (asi/444550)
was quoted in In
Business Las Vegas in
a piece about Clark County
was mentioned in a recent
article in the Orlando
Business Journal about
IOA, its parent firm.
is no longer carrying
the Uncoil Pen. Please
direct all inquiries
to CCL Creative Ltd.
at (516) 223-9800.
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People On the Move ActNow Media Inc. (asi/31015)
has named Kate Cook national sales manager.
Burton Golf (asi/42745) has named Mike
Zingale director of corporate markets.
Geiger West (asi/202900) has added Doug
Carson as Northern division sales manager.
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