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Gummy bears top Lindt in court

BERLIN — Germany’s iconic gummy bear has won a sweet legal victory over a foil-wrapped Swiss chocolate teddy.

Cologne’s regional court ruled in favor of Germany’s Haribo GmbH on Tuesday, saying that Switzerland’s Lindt & Spruengli AG had violated its trademark on the ‘‘Goldbaer’’ or ‘‘Gold Bear’’ gummy bear name. It banned the further sale of Lindt’s gold-foil wrapped chocolate bear.

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