/Tag: Nestlé

Ice Ice Maybe

2018-06-18T07:45:30+00:00

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. But when in Greece, do as your competitors do. On a business trip to Greece an observant trademark attorney noticed this remarkable ice cream infringement. A cone with the shape of a [...]

Ice Ice Maybe2018-06-18T07:45:30+00:00

Still no break for Nestlé

2017-05-17T09:31:44+00:00

Once again Nestlé was foiled in an attempt to trademark KitKat's four-fingered bar's shape. The confectioner has lost the latest round of its long-running battle with rivals Cadbury to trademark the shape of the KitKat bar in the UK. The court [...]

Still no break for Nestlé2017-05-17T09:31:44+00:00

Finger food

2016-11-25T13:44:59+00:00

Nestle has lost an appeal in a trademark case over the shape of the Kit Kat bar. The whole case, before a court in Singapore, revolved around the question: "Are the two-finger and four-finger shapes of Kit Kat chocolate bars entitled to [...]

Finger food2016-11-25T13:44:59+00:00

The best thing…?

2016-02-24T08:29:27+00:00

Earlier this week we've seen what the worst thing is that can happen to a trademark. But what's the best thing that can happen to a trademark? You would say that the trademark becomes itself. When the trademark is affected [...]

The best thing…?2016-02-24T08:29:27+00:00

Called to the bar

2015-09-02T07:18:24+00:00

Nestlé USA accuses bar maker Fit Crunch of trademark infringement over a ‘confusingly similar’ logo and packaging. Fit Crunch makes baked protein bars, developed by US celebrity chef Robert Irvine. And according to Nestlé they are sold in “packages nearly [...]

Called to the bar2015-09-02T07:18:24+00:00

No break for Nestlé

2015-06-15T07:01:59+00:00

Confectionery giant Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of its four-finger KitKat bar in the UK, will likely be put to rest by the European Court. The court has not yet ruled, but the opinion of the advocate-general - normally [...]

No break for Nestlé2015-06-15T07:01:59+00:00

Water down

2015-01-14T07:41:16+00:00

Artist Anthony Antonellis is getting slapped with a law suit over a rubber band. In a bottle of water. The "sculptures" that the artist sells are water bottles from the well known brand Poland Springs. The bottles are still filled [...]

Water down2015-01-14T07:41:16+00:00

Chocolate Twins

2014-12-18T07:21:17+00:00

KitKat is of course known for its slogan: Have a break, have a .... And also for the form of its bar: two or four bars that are attached to each other. Is KitKat the only one entitled to sell [...]

Chocolate Twins2014-12-18T07:21:17+00:00

The shape of a ‘kat’

2014-03-05T07:45:12+00:00

Cadbury and Nestlé are at it again. This time over the shape of Nestlé's Kit Kat chocolate bar. Earlier the companies fought over Cadbury’s claim to trademark the colour purple. Now Cadbury it sticking back with a vengeance by opposing Nestlé's similar [...]

The shape of a ‘kat’2014-03-05T07:45:12+00:00