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(News.com.au)   Cadbury's Chocolate tries to sue competition for using purple wrappers. Fail   (news.com.au) divider line 55
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2008-04-11 12:18:28 AM  
Well doesnt purple look like magenta.. mebbe tmobile is gonna sue cadbury
 
2008-04-11 12:18:46 AM  
Curses! Foiled again!
 
2008-04-11 12:19:34 AM  
I never heard of "Darrel Lea" chocolates...till now.
 
2008-04-11 12:22:19 AM  
Wanted for questioning:

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Awwwwwww!
 
2008-04-11 12:24:52 AM  
Cadbury: "Yo! Don't be messin' with my peeps!"
Just Born: "What do you mean your PEEPS®?"
 
2008-04-11 12:25:31 AM  
Gyrfalcon: I never heard of "Darrel Lea" chocolates...till now.

I think they're Britain/Australia/new zealand and the such exclusive...
 
2008-04-11 12:26:04 AM  
destrip: Wanted for questioning:

Yeah, but he'll just pass the buck, buck, buck.
 
2008-04-11 12:26:34 AM  
outback_rebel: Gyrfalcon: I never heard of "Darrel Lea" chocolates...till now.

I think they're Britain/Australia/new zealand and the such exclusive...


Strike the Britain part apparently...
 
2008-04-11 12:28:28 AM  
uhmmm.. when I think of purple..I think generic chocolate. I cant recall the number of times holiday candy comes wrapped in purple foil as part of its rainbow of color packages.

imoh its the yellow that I recongnise it for, esp since its yellow creamy center is a part of its freaking commercial line. In no part of the commercial do they mention the color purple.
 
2008-04-11 12:31:34 AM  
Also, don't you farking dare tell me how to make candy wrappers. I'll use whatever I like.
 
2008-04-11 12:32:44 AM  
What the hell does Cadbury do the rest of the year? I'm pretty sure the only time I eat their chocolate is around Easter, unless they do a lot of private label stuff.
 
2008-04-11 12:40:29 AM  
www.dlea.com.au
www.orbiz.biz

i'm seein' double!

//four wrappers!
 
2008-04-11 12:42:29 AM  
Barakku: Also, don't you farking dare tell me how to make candy wrappers. I'll use whatever I like.

I came in here to say that; good to see it has been covered already.

/so it begins...
 
2008-04-11 12:43:41 AM  
I won't buy another thing from them until they stop shrinking the egg size!!!
 
2008-04-11 12:45:38 AM  
Slugworth approves
 
2008-04-11 12:45:53 AM  
I have despised Cadbury ever since they acted like slimy corporate scum and made the Cadbury Egg smaller (but of course, the price stayed the same).

I farking LOVE those things, and they had to pull this shiat on me? Hell no.

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2008-04-11 12:49:00 AM  
Gameshot911: I have despised Cadbury ever since they acted like slimy corporate scum and made the Cadbury Egg smaller (but of course, the price stayed the same).

I farking LOVE those things, and they had to pull this shiat on me? Hell no.


In candyworld that usually means they'll come back with the larger ones soon though at a higher price.
 
2008-04-11 12:54:49 AM  
Wow, that headline could have used the word "Foil" and had some votes. So I'd say the subby failed.
 
2008-04-11 12:56:22 AM  
In Australia, Cadbury make actual chocolate blocks, not just eggs. Their Dairy Milk is quite nice, and creamy.

Darrell Lea are also confectionary manufacturers, who more or less sell their products in their own stores. Darrell Lea and Cadbury are never sold side-by-side, and Darrell Lea products (they're best known for their liquorice and rocky road, not their chocolate) come in a variety of colours. Like hell consumers are going to confuse the two.

I'm all for trademark laws, unlike most of the internet apparently. The whole idea is that you have to make your own corporate identity and not ride on the coattails of someone better, and I can get behind that. But this is retarded.
 
2008-04-11 12:57:59 AM  
If I could buy Cadbury mini eggs by the pallet I certainly would.
 
2008-04-11 01:03:11 AM  
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OMGWTFBBQ Cadbury's isn't the only brand that sells chocolate in purple wrappers!!!
 
2008-04-11 01:04:27 AM  
Erm... no, Cadbury's. THIS is the only thing I associate with purple wrappers:

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/It's Australian
//It's basically a not-quite-as-tasty-but-still-rather-nice equivalent of the Cadbury's Crunchie bar.
///Made by Nestle.
////And Violet Crumble beat Crunchie to market by 16 years (1913 vs. 1929)
 
2008-04-11 01:06:40 AM  
They should make Ostrich Creme Eggs... the size of ostrich eggs.
 
2008-04-11 01:08:59 AM  
The Gentleman Caller - I won't buy another thing from them until they stop shrinking the egg size!!!


Thank you. And they had the nerve last year to actually put on their website, "They're not getting smaller. You are getting bigger." Thing is, it seems only the Stateside eggs are getting smaller. They're still the same size in the U.K. and Canada. But don't blame Cadbury for this change. It was their U.S. partner, Hershey, who is the cause of the shrinkage.

A pox on your house, Hershey. A great pox!
 
2008-04-11 01:12:23 AM  
www.milka.com
 
2008-04-11 01:15:17 AM  
mekki: Hershey also uses a different chocolate here than Cadbury uses for the UK versions of the eggs, I am sure of it. Tastes sickly sweet to me, almost saccharinely so.
 
2008-04-11 01:17:01 AM  
puffy999: Wow, that headline could have used the word "Foil" and had some votes. So I'd say the subby failed.

Yeah, at first I misread it as "foil" and chuckled. Then I read it properly and was disappointed.
 
2008-04-11 01:31:36 AM  
I've wondered how long their copyright on Purple was going to last. It's pretty stupid, really.
 
2008-04-11 01:36:39 AM  
Thanks Easter bunny!!!! bock!bock!
 
2008-04-11 01:46:30 AM  
klparrot: puffy999: Wow, that headline could have used the word "Foil" and had some votes. So I'd say the subby failed.

Yeah, at first I misread it as "foil" and chuckled. Then I read it properly and was disappointed.



Yeah, I hit submit thinking the headline was a little bland but functional, and then as soon as it went through I looked at the word "fail" and suddenly thought "gah, FOIL".

Dammit.

/subby
//facepalm
///foil
 
2008-04-11 02:01:49 AM  
First they came for the magenta, and I did nothing. Then they came for the Purple, and I did nothing.

/Or something like that
//not up on my WWII cliches...
 
2008-04-11 02:10:37 AM  
Not amused.

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2008-04-11 02:11:13 AM  
They are so stealing Cadbury's Pantone 2685!
 
2008-04-11 02:37:29 AM  
It's kind of over the top to trademark a particular colour.

Purple is so, gay?
 
2008-04-11 03:04:31 AM  
Precedent: RCA vs. CBS. RCA had the "Red Seal" classical 78s for decades. CBS starts a red Columbia pop label and RCA gets all suey. Decision: No, people aren't gonna confuse their pop records for your classical ones; no, you don't own the color red; STFU RCA. CBS wins.
 
2008-04-11 03:43:58 AM  
gweilo8888: Erm... no, Cadbury's. THIS is the only thing I associate with purple wrappers:



/It's Australian
//It's basically a not-quite-as-tasty-but-still-rather-nice equivalent of the Cadbury's Crunchie bar.
///Made by Nestle.
////And Violet Crumble beat Crunchie to market by 16 years (1913 vs. 1929)


Sweet sugar insulation!
 
2008-04-11 04:07:17 AM  
Frankly, that chalky crap Cadbury tries to pass off as chocolate isn't worth all this fuss in the courts.
 
2008-04-11 04:11:56 AM  
Alternate Reality: OMGWTFBBQ Cadbury's isn't the only brand that sells chocolate in purple wrappers!!!

Um, those M&M bags are FUCHSIA, thankyouverymuch.
 
2008-04-11 04:17:42 AM  
chocolatte: Alternate Reality: OMGWTFBBQ Cadbury's isn't the only brand that sells chocolate in purple wrappers!!!

Um, those M&M bags are FUCHSIA, thankyouverymuch.


This should be a little purpler.
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Seriously, the color purple has come to symbolize DARK CHOCOLATE (or grape flavored crap)
I didn't even know Cadbury used purple labels until this thread.
 
2008-04-11 04:56:05 AM  
who are cadbury's fooling? not everything at Darrell Lea is wrapped in purple

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if people are stupid enough to think that the above is cadbury's, then... *head asplode*

/mmm, Darrell Lea
//and actually cheaper (new window)than a cadbury's chocolate bar here
 
2008-04-11 04:56:57 AM  
Purple is only associated with Cadbury is it?

The first thing I thought of was the purple ones from Quality Street (new window) selection tins, which is made by Nestlé. Their entire site is a shade of purple.
 
2008-04-11 05:40:35 AM  
Just dropped in to say something about Jerry Falwell and "..you know who else....blah blah blah" purple
 
2008-04-11 07:04:54 AM  
gweilo8888: mekki: Hershey also uses a different chocolate here than Cadbury uses for the UK versions of the eggs, I am sure of it. Tastes sickly sweet to me, almost saccharinely so.

Read the box your American Cadbury's Creme Egg came in at the supermarket.. They're made in England and imported, NOT made by Hersheys (so actually taste nice, unlike the rest of the cheap cooking chocolate Hersheys sell).

Oh, and they're the same size as the English ones too. Which is far smaller than when I was a kid, andI don't give a damn what Cadbury say!!

/Brit ex-pat who just had his first US Easter
//Wonka Chocolate use the same colour purple as Cadbury in England, but the English Cadbury firm are far, far too busy trying to give all their customers Salmonella to worry about suing the competition.
 
2008-04-11 07:36:06 AM  
I would like to make the random statement that the worst chocolate comes from M&M/Mars.
 
2008-04-11 07:39:25 AM  
Cadbury makes a number of different chocolate bars yearround. They taste different depending on where you live. In the US, Hershey makes the bars for them and they taste like shiat, though the Creme Eggs are always actually from Europe (the British variety of Cadbury is made in Poland or Germany, I believe). The best incarnation of Dairy Milk bars is either the Australian or Canadian variety.

/HUGE Cadbury fan
//They make a fark load more than just the eggs...
///Wishes America had the Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry
 
2008-04-11 07:41:28 AM  
Toriko: Frankly, that chalky crap Cadbury tries to pass off as chocolate isn't worth all this fuss in the courts.

YOU fail.
 
2008-04-11 07:45:06 AM  
There's a Cadbury factory in my town - my brother-in-law works there. Cadbury is the biggest chocolate maker in NZ and Australia and yes, their corporate colour is purple - which they've trademarked. And yes, you can trademark something as ubiquitous as a colour in relation to a specific class of products. Cadbury has trademarked purple in respect of chocolate in NZ. Telecom NZ trademarked yellow business directories.
 
2008-04-11 09:23:45 AM  
yooz make lolfark!! you can has cheezburger now :)
 
2008-04-11 09:48:51 AM  
Toriko: Frankly, that chalky crap Cadbury tries to pass off as chocolate isn't worth all this fuss in the courts.

I disagree strongly! It's WAXY crap, not chalky crap!

/ seriously though. worst. "chocolate". evah.
 
2008-04-11 10:35:10 AM  
Obviously this isn't the US so the laws are different but it's perfectly acceptable to trademark a non-functional color. You have to prove the color has taken on "secondary meaning"--that it has come to identify the product in the mind of consumers. Like pink for Owens Corning insulation. Or green-gold dry cleaning pads. See:

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