EU: Kit Kat’s “four-finger” bar may be iconic, but it’s not a trademark 

Few candy bars share Kit Kat’s convenient four-bar snap-off setup. But apparently that doesn’t mean that Nestlé, Kit Kat’s parent company, can corner the market on that particular candy bar form. The BBC reports today that “The European Court Of Justice has thrown out an appeal by the chocolate bar’s maker, Nestlé,…

Dum Dums v. Charms: Lollipop makers tell each other to suck it in new packaging lawsuit

You might think working for a lollipop company is a lot of sunshine and rainbows and, well, lollipops. But it can be cutthroat, friends, especially when one lollipop maker tries to encroach on another lollipop maker’s turf. Such is the case in a recent lawsuit Spangler Candy Company—maker of Dum Dums lollipops—filed…