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Trade Mark Infringement: Is Cuthbert 'Free-Riding' on Colin?

By Makeda Brown - Law Student @ Queens' College, Cambridge


#FreeCuthbert began trending on Twitter in April after M&S announced that it would be bringing legal proceedings against Aldi. M&S claimed that Aldi have infringed the trade marks which M&S owns for the name ‘Colin the Caterpillar’, the packaging, and the shape of the cake.