RE: Israeli Company Illegally Seizes Ben & Jerry’s Trademark in the West Bank

TAFC ClipBoard: The occupier Jews and all those who support their actions are once again proving that Jews have no respect for the property rights of others. If they want it, they take it and if you protest too strongly, they’ll make your life and the lives of your families living hells.

The old Jewish way of destroying the lives and businesses of people they hate has to come to an end. They can’t keep on doing it over and over again with impunity.

If they want a global presence, with that comes a global responsibility – so far they haven’t shown it. They act like thugs making demands they know people can’t meet as justification for thievery.

One doesn’t abandon a trademark, because they choose not to sell their product in certain locations. What kind of twisted thinking is that? The West Bank doesn’t own the trademarks of every product sold there. When the product goes, the trademark stays? A trademark belongs to a company, not a town or city or state or occupied territory.

So this is the way Israeli law works. Judging by this display of total disregard for the property and rights of others, if I were China I would not be entering into any business or investment deals with Israelis.

Nobody abandons a trademark in a city.


Israeli Company Illegally Seizes Ben & Jerry’s Trademark in the West Bank

August 18, 2021 Blog, News

Unilever, the company that owns the Ben & Jerry’s trademark issued a strong response after an Israeli NGO moved to illegally seize the trademark in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli Jerusalem Post newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The Israeli attempt followed a recent decision by the giant ice cream maker to divest from the West Bank in response to Palestinian calls for boycotting illegal Jewish settlements, which are built on occupied Palestinian land.

“Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center has claimed that Ben & Jerry’s has ‘abandoned’ their trademark in the West Bank,” the Post reported.

Unilever response was swift:

“Unilever unequivocally rejects all your assertions set forth therein including that Unilever has abandoned its trademark rights for Ben & Jerry’s in what you refer to as the Judea and Samaria region of Israel,” the company said in a letter.

The statement was in response to an earlier letter sent by Shurat HaDin’s President Nitsana Darshan-Leitner.

“The Shurat HaDin Law Center has now registered a commercial entity with the Israeli registry of corporations called ‘Judea and Samaria’s Ben & Jerry’s.’”

“The plan involved selling ‘Judea and Samaria’s Finest Frozen Chosen People’ complete with a portrait of Theodor Herzl, the founder of the modern Zionist movement,” the Israeli newspaper reported.

The decision by Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to divest from the occupied West Bank was welcomed by Palestinians.

“Ben & Jerry’s decision to suspend its operations in the West Bank is proving critical to the Palestinian efforts aimed at holding Israel accountable for its military occupation, apartheid and war crimes,” Ramzy Baroud wrote in a recent commentary.

“By responding to the Palestinian call to boycott apartheid Israel, the ice cream giant has delivered a blow to Tel Aviv’s attempts to criminalize and, ultimately, end the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign,” Baroud added.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

Source: Israeli Company Illegally Seizes Ben & Jerry’s Trademark in the West Bank – Palestine Chronicle

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