|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 106 (Jan)|
|Neutral Citation:|| EWHC 16 (Ch)|
|Representation||Simon Thorley QC and Simon Malynicz (instructed by CMS Cameron McKenna) for Nestle.|
|Iain Purvis QC and Thomas Micheson (instructed by Bristows) for Cadbury.|
|Judgment Dates:||17 January 2014|
Trade mark - Registration - Distinctiveness - Claimant company, Nestle, making Kit Kat chocolate bars - Nestle seeking to register three-dimensional sign similar to shape of Kit Kat - Hearing officer holding mark devoid of inherent distinctive character except for 'cakes' and 'pastries' - Nestle appealing - Defendant company, Cadbury, cross-appealing - Whether hearing officer erring - , , - Council Directive (EC) 2008/95 - Council Regulation (EC) 207/2009, art 7(1)(b), 7(1)(e)(i), (ii), 7(3).