Troubles of a deli meat producer – a dispute over exclusive rights

The gourmets of deli meats are undoubtedly well-familiar with the word-figurative trademark which represents the characteristic logo of a master butcher along with the words “HENRYK KANIA”.

The owner of the trademark – the company Zakłady Mięsne Henryk Kania (“Meat Factory Henryk Kania”) fell into financial trouble, which in the worst-case scenario may end up in declaring bankruptcy. There are many speculations as to the company’s future, while negotiations are pending and recovery plans are awaiting their implementation. The company’s property is in the scope of interest of three other companies, including HK Trade, the subsidiary of Zakłady Mięsne Henryk Kania.

Regardless of the outcome, let us have a closer look at what may happen to the company’s non-material assets such as trademarks, if the company is taken over.

Read the full articule by Joanna Rafalska on IP BLOG.

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