Legal battle won over the word ‘doughnut’


A SPANISH baker won a six-year legal battle over the use of the word ‘doughnut’.

When Bimbo attempted to register ‘Bimbo Doughnuts’ as a trademark in 2006, Panrico argued that Spaniards could confuse the two brands since doughnut was not a Spanish word.

The European Court of Justice upheld the complaint. Mexican firm Bimbo were ordered to stop using the word, because the ‘phonetic and visual similarity’ could harm Panrico’s business.

-- Advertisement --


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here