Langen, Germany – Sabinsa Corp., a manufacturer, supplier and marketer of dietary supplements and more, is taking action in civil court against German company, Biotikon Produkte der Komplementärmedizin, for false advertising and for using the company’s trademark.
In a news release, Sabinsa notes requesting Biotikon, to cease and desist the “false advertising of a synthetic curcumin product as natural, for using Sabinsa’s trademark “Bioperine” illegally without Sabinsa’s consent, undermining the credibility of the trademark,” and for using Sabina’s published studies on Curcumin Complex and BioPerine ingredients when marketing Biotikon’s products, several times. Biotikon however did not comply which has left Sabina to take legal action in the civil courts of Germany and “with the District Attorney, Darmstadt, and the Veterinary and Consumer Protection Agency, Heppenheim.”
“Sabinsa has taken a strong stand to combat the substituting of natural curcumin with synthetic versions, alerting the industry to the adulteration problem two years ago when Sabinsa became aware that Turmeric extracts adulterated with synthetic curcuminoids were infiltrating the market,” said Muhammed Majeed, Ph.D., founder of Sabinsa Corp. “Continuing the company’s proactive leadership in addressing this problem, Sabinsa initiated radio carbon testing for all batches of Curcumin C3 Complex, safeguarding customer and consumer confidence in their product.”
Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 4/12/17