Monthly Archives: March 2021

AB InBev and Patagonia settle beer trademark spat

Both companies have agreed to settle their dispute over the launch of a Patagonia-branded beer. They filed a joint stipulation at the Central District Court of California yesterday (22 March) where they both sought to dismiss the lawsuit. The court document states: “The parties stipulate and agree to the dismissal with prejudice of this entire action, including all claims and

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Bookings open for AIP beverage packaging training course

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced that bookings are open for its ‘Packaging in the Beverage Industry’ virtual training course, which will be held on 30 June 2021.

The AIP trainer will be Dr Martin Orzinski MAIP, Director of Orzinski Consulting, and Anthony Druitt MAIP from Coca-Cola Amatil and Universal Closures’ Michael Furlong will be the event’s guest lecturers. The training course aims to provide the winning recipe in developing beverage packaging in the marketplace. It will focus on the requirements of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, including prototype testing regime, sustainable packaging guiding principles, QA testing details, shelf-life requirements and continuous improvement thoughts. The role of beverage packaging during this course is approached through an End-2-End review along the supply value chain. Therefore, understanding manufacturing capabilities, a specific focus at the POS, packaging as the driving force in sustainability and the development of a long-term beverage packaging strategy roadmap are the essential content that will be addressed.

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