The dark brown candy wrapper featuring a block-style white typeface can bring dreams of chocolate contentment to many throughout Maryland. With just a simple glance, most individuals will quickly recognize the product as one of Hershey's chocolate bars. Hershey has now entered into a business dispute and filed suit against a Maryland Senator claiming that his campaign advertisement is too similar to their iconic trademark.
Many large holding companies throughout Maryland diversify their business and acquire a variety of businesses within their portfolio. By operating in this manner, they are able to engage in a variety of endeavors and add to their overall bottom line. Sometimes, however, a part of the portfolio does not meet expectations and can cause problems within the overall company. At other times, the holding company can simply become overextended and find that they would be better served by selling a business to continue to operate in a responsible manner.