Kit Kat loses bid to protect shape of four-finger bar at ECJ

FILE PHOTO: Kit Kat chocolate bars are pictured in London, Britain May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Nestle on Wednesday lost its attempt to protect the shape of its four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar in European Court of Justice after a tussle of over a decade to establish that it had a distinctive character.

The ECJ dismissed Nestle’s appeal which sought to reverse an earlier court decision that had ruled against the company. Rival Mondelez International had questioned the validity of the EU trademark.

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