Sanitarium settles Marmite infringement case

Sanitarium has settled up with an importer of Queen’s Jubilee UK Marmite, which will see 1,908 jars of the black gold, currently detained by Customs, released for sale as a one-off.

Sanitarium has settled up with an importer of  UK Marmite, which will see 1,908 jars of the black gold, currently detained by Customs, released for sale as a one-off.

Sanitarium says Queen’s Jubilee 'Ma’amite' will only be sold through specialist outlets for UK imported products. The back of the jars will be relabelled so that the word Marmite is not visible.

Its case against importer Rob Savage (it said the product breached its trademark on Marmite in New Zealand) was due to be heard in the Christchurch High Court next week but will no longer go ahead.

Meanwhile, Sanitarium says Marmite is set to return to shops by March 20 after being out of production for about a year.