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Belfast's 'Breastival' in plagiarism row

Baby product firm accused of hijacking event's name

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Belfast Breastival co-organiser Jennifer Hanratty with her daughter Eimear Hanratty Boyle

Belfast Breastival co-organiser Jennifer Hanratty with her daughter Eimear Hanratty Boyle

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Belfast Breastival co-organiser Jennifer Hanratty with her daughter Eimear Hanratty Boyle

The organisers of an annual Belfast festival celebrating all things breastfeeding have expressed anger after their name was used by a well-known baby brand to promote a similar event.

Breastival, which has been held since 2016, takes place from this weekend as part of World Breastfeeding Week.

But those behind the annual family festival have hit out at Tommee Tippee, which produces products including baby bottles and breastfeeding pumps, for organising an event of the same name and using a near identical colour scheme in its branding.


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