(Reuters) — Unilever said on Thursday that its litigation with Ben & Jerry’s independent board over the sale of its Israeli ice cream business has been “resolved.”
The company did not provide details on how the dispute had been resolved.
Unilever in June sold its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream business in Israel and the West Bank to its local licensee, Avi Zinger, for an undisclosed sum. The next month, Ben & Jerry’s filed a lawsuit against a Unilever subsidiary to try to block the sale.
The Vermont-based ice cream brand said last year it no longer wanted to sell its products in the occupied West Bank because it was inconsistent with its values. Ben & Jerry̵7;s products have been on sale in Israel for decades.
In an updated lawsuit filed in September, Ben & Jerry’s said it was seeking damages and wanted the trademarks returned. The company also asked a judge to stop Zinger from selling the ice cream in the West Bank.
Ben & Jerry’s declined to comment, and Ben & Jerry’s independent board did not immediately respond to a request for comment.