An objection was filed at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center for the new gTLD string .delmonte. The WIPO center received the objection on March 2, 2013 and this was just posted on the WIPO website. The objection involves two companies that trade under the same the same label and produce some similar products. The objection was filed by Del Monte Corporation against the applicant for the new gTLD that is Del Monte International GmbH. The new gTLD application for .delmonte has 112 as it’s prioritization number.
Del Monte Corporation was #110 in Forbes Largest Private Companies (November 2012) and #607 in FORTUNE 1000 (May 2012). The american company is one of the largest makers of branded canned fruit, vegetables, and broths in the US. Del Monte Foods markets packaged food products under the Del Monte brand in the United States and South America.
Del Monte International GmbH (Fresh Del Monte) is a global producer, marketer and distributor of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables. Fresh Del Monte Produce was spun off from Del Monte Foods in 1989. Although no longer affiliated with Del Monte Foods, Del Monte Produce continues to market pineapples, bananas, and other produce under a licensing agreement for the Del Monte label.