expand_less Amsterdam, Netherlands, Unilever NV has sued Ahold
NVâ??s Dutch unit Albert Heijn for allegedly copying the packaging of Unileverâ??s branded products. Unilever said that Albert Heijn had copied packaging of margarine brands Becel, Blue Band, Flora, and Croma, and also that of Lipton ice tea and Bertolli olive oil. Hans Koeleman, spokesman for Ahold, said Unileverâ??s suit was baseless, while Unilever spokesman Richard van der Eijk said Heijn â??crossed the line,â? according to published reports.