Ms Rebecca Rose

Rebecca Rose


Intellectual Property

The future of shape marks
United Kingdom | 16 November 2015

The European Court of Justice recently handed down its preliminary ruling on the registration and validity of shape marks following a referral from the High Court in the well-publicised case between Nestlé and Cadbury. The case, which began as a contested trademark application in 2010, concerned the Kit Kat chocolate bar, the shape of which Nestlé wished to register in Class 30.