stop_spam.jpgOrange County – Austin-based Hormel Foods Corporation filed a trade dress infringement complaint in U.S. District Court in Minnesota against Zwanenberg Food Group.  Zwanenberg has allegedly continued to use packaging that is “confusingly similar” to the “Spam” packaging used by Hormel.

In October 2010, Hormel sent Zwanenberg a cease and desist letter.  Zwanenberg responded by saying that it