The breeder and licenser of premium table grape varieties has won a legal case against an illegal grower of Early Sweet table grapes, imposing the uprooting of 11 acres of illegal plantation in Egypt and setting a major precedent.
A Chilean-headquartered law firm is working with exporters and growers to file the lawsuit in a U.S. East Coast court against shipping companies and the Port of Philadelphia.
The detained goods were subjected to a DNA test, determined to be a variety of grapes that was due to enter the market fraudulently and therefore approved to be destroyed by the Court of Ravenna.
An Australian table grape company that supplies fruit to domestic and international markets has been fined by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for misleading customers about the origins of its product.
The breeder determined that the grower had stolen a slip of the varietal from one of the IFG founder's vineyards in California while visiting and had transported it to South Africa, where it was grafted, propagated, and commercially grown.
The former chair said he did not “wish to subject the ATGA to unnecessary scrutiny” following “breaches to grower license agreements”, according to the association.
Californian based variety development and licensing company, Sun World International, says it has reached settlement of a dispute with a "prominent" Australian table grape producer within the Sunraysia region.