Dr Pepper parting ways with its oldest bottler

The Associated press reports that Dr Pepper Snapple Group is parting ways with its oldest bottler – settling a trademark feud over a retro-version of the drink called Dublin Dr Pepper.

Dr Pepper was launched in Australia a number of years ago to much fanfare.  Unfortunately, Australians did not take to the drink very well.  It is now generally only available at specialty import stores.

Cadbury Enterprises Pte Ltd, the owner of Dr Pepper in Australia have a number of trademarks registered in Australia dating back to 1972:

Dr Pepper in 1980
AU Dr Pepper 1980


Dr Pepper in 1997
AU Dr Pepper 1997











Dr Pepper in 1972
AU Dr Pepper 1972
Dr Pepper in 2009
AU Dr Pepper 2009