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Re: Chocolate

Postby dls » Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:50 am

The vase may be design right.

Trade marks are quite different.
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Re: Chocolate

Postby shootist » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:27 am

Indeed. It's also worth remembering that some sounds have been trademarked, notably the MGM Lion roar and the 20th Century Fox fanfare.


Toblerone:

https://www.ipo.gov.uk/tmcase/Results/1/UK00000981938
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Re: Chocolate

Postby diy » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:06 am

If KitKat has Tm'd the shape then <big name German discounter> has a problem.

I'm pretty certain that all the big name bars are ripped off under their own name version.

Edit: apparently the protection is on the 4 bar version not the 2 bar version.

I think they mist a trick by making a 5 bar version and calling it BigKat
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Re: Chocolate

Postby Russell » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:02 pm

So could I make a few thousand bar version with a parting and call it a Wig-Kat?
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Re: Chocolate

Postby dls » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:51 am

The position was explained a little better this morning.

A mark is sought for the shape of the kit kat bar. That application is opposed as wrong in principle by the owner of the mark for the shape in Toblerone!

I think a decision is expected shortly.
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Re: Chocolate

Postby Russell » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:08 pm

Yes was just reading it cannot be protected. Trademark application rejected. It all seems tit for tat. And some commonsense has been applied.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33092655
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