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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Filed under Consumer, Trade marks, Passing off, Geographical indications, PDOs, UK

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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