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Kit Kat Trade Mark Battle Heads to Europe

Confectionary giant Nestlé will have to fight its case before the European Court of Justice if it wishes to establish a perpetual monopoly, via trade mark protection, in the distinctive, four-finger, shape of its best-selling ‘Kit Kat’ chocolate bars.

The product was first put on the market by Rowntree & Co Limited, under the name Rowntree’s Chocolate Crisp, as long ago as 1935 before changing its name, first to Kit

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Judge Enlists Press Assistance in Finding Missing Girls

In a rare move, a family judge has enlisted the assistance of the press in the hunt for three missing girls who were spirited away by their parents on an unaccompanied flight to Pakistan following a social services investigation.

Ilyas and Mazeley Din had subjected three of their children, aged between 15 and four, to the lonesome journey to a country and relatives they did not know. The couple, from

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