Europe wants its Parmesan back, seeks name change

Mar 11, 2014 Read more: WOI

Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Mar 12, 2014
Too late!

The cheeze name is universally accepted.

They should have protected their BRAND, much like other businesses.

Words like 'saran wrap' to refer to plastic wrap and 'kleenix' facial tissue are universally accepted words, even though they ONCE were BRAND names.

Same for 'Xerox copies', which are now made on a number of different BRAND name machines.

Europe snoozed too long on this. You snooze, you lose !!
Vlad B Pootin

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 12, 2014
Europe can go to hell. We are keeping Parmesan and Crimea.

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