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Hanes: Undies or Hummus? Underwear maker asks Saskatoon hummus maker to stop using its name

Trevor Bothorel/CBC

Trevor Bothorel/CBC

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They're two products that you'd think would be pretty hard to mix up in the supermarket aisle.
    
Hanes are your regulation tighty-whities -- made by the global undergarment brand. Hanes Hummus -- made by a company in Saskatoon -- is a prairie version of the popular Middle Eastern chickpea spread.

But apparently that distinction isn't enough for Hanesbrands Incorporated. The underwear makers have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Saskatchewan hummus maker, demanding he stop using the name "Hanes". Which has Hanes Hummus owner Yohannes Petros, mystified -- and vowing to fight back. Listen to Carol's interview here.

 


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