Judge issues order in Tupperware dispute

For the moment, Tupperware Canada Inc. has put a lid on Internet-based criticism of how it deals with its sales force…Tupperware sought an injunction against CAFO and its president, Les Stewart, who asked for an adjournment to prepare a response.

The Globe and Mail
September 29, 2004

Judge issues order in Tupperware dispute
John Saunders

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For the moment, Tupperware Canada Inc. has put a lid on Internet-based criticism of how it deals with its sales force. Mr. Justice Donald Cameron of the Ontario Superior Court issued a temporary order this week requiring Canadian Alliance of Franchise Operators Inc. to close a section of its website describing disputes between Tupperware and five former area distributors. The section, which the company called defamatory, was labelled TupperWars, a term it said devalues its trademark. Tupperware sought an injunction against CAFO and its president, Les Stewart, who asked for an adjournment to prepare a response. The order applies until the issues can be argued. No date for a hearing has been set. The company is a unit of Tupperware Corp. of Orlando, Fla. TUP (NYSE) rose 4 cents (U.S.) to $16.55.


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