When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

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When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by daib0 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Kit Kat case: No break for Nestlé in trademark row

Even if it looks like a Kit Kat, it might not be. The European Court of Justice has thrown out an appeal by the chocolate bar's maker, Nestlé, which argued that it owns the shape of the teatime treat.

Nestlé has spent more than a decade fighting to trademark the four-fingered wafer shape - something that rival Cadbury had fought hard against. But Wednesday's judgement found that a previous court had been right to annul the decision by Europe's trademark group. That could bring an end to the snack's protected European status - and a saga that has proved expensive for both sides.

It also takes the pressure off identical treats like Norway's Kvikk Lunsj - pronounced "quick lunch" and which has been around for 80 years - and opens the door to own-brand imitations at your local supermarket.

Full story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44939819

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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:29 pm

What a waste of time <laugh>

I don't think that Nestle are struggling as there is something else which resembles a KitKat <laugh>

Anyway, the KitKat Chunky is king, normal KitKat's are s****.
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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by Donkey Toon » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:40 pm

Agree, chunky is the way to go, much nicer than the standard variety.

And well done ECoJ, good decision.

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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by omegaprimevkm » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:34 am

It's synonymous with the design but only in particular countries and it's too easily imitated (it's not like they're using more uncommon ingredient combinations such as caramel with peanut), so I am not surprised that this is the outcome.

I do agree things like this are less problematic when the ECJ should concentrate on things like this:

https://www.politico.eu/article/french- ... se-to-ecj/

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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by lassassinblanc » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:53 am

Norwegian one is much better
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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by Chappy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 am

Do you think there'll ever be a day where they make a kit kat that's two kit kat chunkys together? <awe>
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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:30 am

Chappy wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 am
Do you think there'll ever be a day where they make a kit kat that's two kit kat chunkys together? <awe>
Or 4 KitKat chunky's together <awe>
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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by overseasTOON » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:26 pm

Double Decker is better.

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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by Donkey Toon » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:26 pm

Anybody else remember Cabana?

Loved those, wish they'd bring them back.

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Re: When is a Kit Kat a Kit Kat?

Post by Hjl » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:55 pm

I had a kit Kat once that had no wafer if, just chocolate. Made 10 year old hugh very happy indeed. <awe>

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