NatureSweet v. Angel Sweet: Texas Tomato Trademark Dispute

The world of tomatoes is not all sugar and spice as San Antonio, Texas-based NatureSweet, Ltd. sues Mastronardi Produce Ltd for trademark infringement.

NatureSweet’s complaint alleges Mastroniardi’s mark Angel Sweet featuring a cherry style tomato with angel wings,  is just too similar to Nature Sweet’s Cherub with design trademark –  featuring a grape style tomato with wings.  NatureSweet has a variety of trademark registration, including one for the winged tomato.

I also noticed yesterday, as I was enjoying my NatureSweet grape tomato, that NatureSweet claims a trademark in the product packaging.

Read more here.

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Tamera Bennett, nicknamed by her clients as the IP quarterback, develops strategies to protect and leverage each client's intellectual property. She works closely with her clients to implement customized brand management programs. Her clients range from rock star to leadership coach and financial guru to custom motorcycle designer. Prepared with an undergraduate degree in Recording Industry Studies and a law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Tamera represents clients throughout Texas and Tennessee in entertainment, trademark and copyright law related matters View all posts by Tamera Bennett

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