May 01, 2017 // Franchising.com // WALLINGFORD, CT - Edible Arrangements, LLC and Edible Commerce Consulting, LLC, a New Hampshire based food consulting company, announced a settlement to their trademark dispute litigated at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and filed in the U.S. District Court in Hartford. As part of the settlement, signed on April 20th, Edible Commerce Consulting will rebrand to a new company name. This confidential settlement resolves all disputes between the companies. The parties look forward to moving ahead with their respective businesses and continuing to provide innovative products and services to their clients.
“Edible Arrangements aggressive growth plan demands that we protect our brand on behalf of our franchisees. We will remain vigilant to preserve our hard-earned intellectual property," said Rob Price, Edible Arrangements President. "We are glad to have secured a constructive resolution to this dispute."
With more than 1,300 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements International, LLC is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Edible Arrangements® store locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible To Go® line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, Froyo Fruit Blends™, fresh fruit salads, parfaits, and treats. Since its founding in 1999 in East Haven, Conn., the company has been recognized as an industry leader, ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500," Entrepreneur's Top 40 of "Fastest Growing Franchises" and "America's Top Global Franchises" as well as being included among the "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest growing privately-held companies. Edible Arrangements®’ fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, fresh fruit smoothies, and more can be enjoyed at franchise locations worldwide. For more information about Edible Arrangements® products, locations and franchise opportunities, visit edible.com.
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