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Hormel Foods sues Purina for Trademark Infringement

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  1. Chris Javier

    Thank you for another great article. Good luck with the upcoming engagements with the government departments, I wish you all the best and we’re here to help where we can, on behalf of myself and many other concerned pet owners.

  2. landsharkinnc

    I first saw this commercial about two weeks ago — and my first thought was .. HORMEL?? Making Treats??? then I paid closer attention the next time and realized it was probably the Mfg. of the ‘Beggin’ Strip’ product — never paid any attention to who made them as I would never feed any of that type product — I can’t imagine how they thought they would ‘get away’ with this!!! — OR…. do you supposed these products are ‘old’ repurposed out of sell by date REAL Hormel Black label?? Wouldn’t THAT be awful!

  3. Sharon Johnson

    Government agencies sold out consumers to Big Business a long time ago and there’s no going back. We can only hope that Hormel, being the giant it is, will prompt further scrutiny into the pet “food” game. Silly, I know.

  4. Have you ever checked the original Beggin Strips label?

    Bacon is the 9th listed ingredient, …… Ground wheat, corn gluten meal, wheat flour, water, glycerin, ground yellow corn, sugar, soybean meal, bacon (preserved with sodium nitrite), salt, bacon fat (preserved with BHA and citric acid), phosphoric acid, sorbic acid (a preservative), calcium propionate (a preservative), natural and artificial smoke flavors, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Yellow 6, added color. T-4005

  5. Sharon Bilotta-Testa

    When are people who own pets relies all this expensive garbage they buy is ALL fake cheap ingredients??? It’s way cheaper and way better to buy the real stuff read the crap that’s in these packages if you cant even pronounce or know what it is…DON”T BUY IT!

  6. paponypal

    LAST NIGHT I WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY ON LINK TV. IT WAS CALLED FARMAGEDDEN. IT SHOWED HOW THE GOVERNMENT CONFISCATED, HARASSED AND FINED SMALL ORGANIC FARMERS AT THE BEHEST OF FACTORY FARM COMGLOBERATES. IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY. THEY’D RATHER PUSH JUNK FOOD THAN HEALTHY FOOD. I’M HAPPY HORMEL IS SUEING BUT THE PETFOOD COMPANIES WILL FIND ANOTHER ROUTE. PLUS HORMEL IS NO ANGEL ALLOWING PIGS TO SUFFER IN FACTORY FARMS. ANOTHER DOCUMENTARY CALLED POVERITY INC. SHOWS HOW FOREIGN AID IS ALL ABOUT MONEY FOR AG BUSINESS. SORRY FOR RAMBLING. I USED TO HAVE SOME FAITH IN OUR GOVERNMENT. NOW I HAVE NONE. I AM GLAD I MAKE MY OWN DOG FOOD. AND LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE WE STILL HAVE FAMILY FARMS. EXCUSE CAPS, ITS EASIER FOR ME.
    GOD BLESS YOU SUE AND YOUR BATTLE AGAINST GOLLIATH!

  7. Regina

    I am in no way a fan of Hormel, but I will be rooting for them in this instance.

    And wouldn’t it be great if somehow, somewhere along the way, the TRUTH about the “pork” that purina uses is not fit for consumption (by humans or our pets!!!!!)

  8. realtmfactory

    Trademarks will not give you a monopoly over your product itself. A trademark will not allow you to prevent your competitor from using bacon in their pet food. The real question here is whether the use of “Black Label” by Nestle Purina Petcare Company for dog treats infringes on Hormel Foods’ “Black Label.” More specifically, is Hormel’s “Black Label” distinctive enough to prevent anyone from calling their food products—even pet food—that. Based on the law suit, looks like Hormel’s strongest point is HOW Purina is using the name to create an association with Hormel’s bacon. If Hormel can prove that Purina indeed “exploited an image of Hormel’s Black Label-brand bacon in an advertisement that depicts an excited cartoon dog sniffing at the meat case in a grocery store,” THAT could be the real clincher in this case.

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