A trademark ownership dispute between Sun Pacific owner Berne Evans and Paramount owner Stewart Resnick landed the two California citrus companies in federal court and then in an arbitration proceeding in 2012.
The arbitration panel ruled in favor Sun Pacific, giving that company the exclusive sales rights to the Cuties brand for this season and next season, said Barney Evans, vice president of sales of Pasadena-based Sun Pacific.
He said the companies continue to share ownership of the Cuties trademark, with each company owning 50% of the brand.
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