African intellectual property law, practice and policies. This weblog provides news, information and comment on IP law, practice and business deals right across Africa. Ce blog propose des actualités, informations, et commentaires sur la législation et la pratique en matière de propriété intellectuelle et de droit des contrats d'affaires en Afrique. For some insight into the origins of this blog click here.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
South Africa: kitkat trademark battle off to the Constitutional Court
The SABC recently reported (here) that the long running dispute between Nestle and the IFFCO is now heading to the Constitutional Court. In November 2013 the Pretoria High Court ruled that IFFCO's Tiffany Break did not infringe the Kit Kat trademarks (see the judgement here). Nestle successfully appealed the matter to the Supreme Court of Appeal which handed down its decision in November 2014 (see the judgement here).