Tag Archives: Shape marks

Court of Appeal foils Kit Kat on acquired distinctiveness

In the latest instalment of a ten year battle to register the shape of the Kit Kat bar as a UK trade mark, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Nestlé's appeal in Société des Produits Nestlé v Cadbury UK Ltd … Continue reading

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The Rubik’s Cube to lose its shape mark protection

Joel Smith and Sarah Burke have had an article published in OUP's Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice: "The Rubik's Cube to lose its shape mark protection" published on 22 January 2017, which discusses the European Union's General Court decision of 10 November … Continue reading

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