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Nestlé Cannot Trademark Kit Kat shape

June 11th, 2015

Episode 391 of 1091 episodes

The EU says Nestlé cannot trademark the shape of its four-fingered Kit Kat chocolate bar. It follows an unsuccessful attempt by rival Mondelez to trademark the purple wrappers of its Cadbury chocolate bars. We hear from intellectual property lawyer Sally Britton. The Bilderberg Conference opened today in Austria, but what exactly is this secretive organisation, which is made up of rich people and powerful politicians? News reporters are excluded from the Bilderberg gathering, but the comedian and journalist Charlie Skelton, who has covered the event for seven years, gives us his analysis of what happens inside. Not long ago, a 'short back and sides' was about the only kind of beauty treatment men could be heard asking for at the barber, but things have changed. The comeback of beards and moustaches has caused a drop in sales of razor blades, but what are men spending their cash on when it comes to personal care. The BBC's Robert Champion takes a look at the business of men's grooming.

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