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Colin v Cuthbert. Your Verdict?

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Probably the most important court battle this century, but which way are you leaning?

BBC News - Colin the Caterpillar cake row: Judge Rinder gives his verdict

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56768197

TheChimp
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Oh I like a good cake fight. Why not bring in the other Caterpillars, Connie M&S, Carl/Curly Tesco, Clyde and Bonnie Asda, Wiggles Sainsbury, Morris Morrisons, Cecil Waitrose, Charlie Co-Op. Bet there'll be lots of crumbs flying πŸ˜‚

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 months ago

Aldi and Lidl have got away with this for years so I don’t know if the caterpillars will be any different. They must have a good legal department.

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Pjran
Pjran2 months ago

I suppose M&S are protecting their copyright. Next there will lots of Percy Pig sweet copies on the market.

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TheChimp
TheChimp
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2 months ago

Pjran lilyflower

But it's like McCain trying to trademark 'chips'.

They can't say that any other company can't do chips, so I can't see how M&S can win this case.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

Lidl have sweets called Henry Hippo which taste just like Percy Pigs

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

MrsCraig ooh I’ll have to try them. My husband sometimes calls in to Lidl.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

Pjran my son absolutely loves them! He thinks they are brilliant, would eat the whole bag if you let him

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

MrsCraig this whole chat has been one big eye opener for me! ... never buying kiddies' sweets I was in blissful ignorance of Henry Hippos or Percy Pigs .... and I wonder how many others???πŸ˜†

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

BORDERJOE Percy Pigs are for all ages! We have to buy 2 bags in our house, one for my son and one for my husband, neither of themikes to share where Percy pigs or Henry Hippo are concerned. You should have a look, lots of tasty sweets to be had

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Pjran
Pjrana month ago

MrsCraig I was lucky to have big jar free from M&S

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

Pjran I saw a few people got those on their sparks card. My mum has a big jar for our son at home. I can just imagine his face when he sees it

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

MrsCraig OHHHNOOOOOOO !!!!! if I let my hubby into that info, then I'll have no chance with his sweet tooth! πŸ˜† 😬

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MrsCraig
MrsCraiga month ago

BORDERJOE πŸ˜‚ in that case Percy Pigs are only for children!

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angelik
angelik2 months ago

Initially when I read this story I thought M&S were overreacting, but after looking at the pictures of the caterpillar cakes I'm not so sure. Aldi's one is just like the M&S one. The caterpillar cakes I've seen from other supermarkets look different, they have different faces or decorations. But the design of the Aldi one is almost identical.

I think I'm on M&S's side on this one. Aldi could have done what the other supermarkets did when they launched caterpillar cakes, and had their own design.

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lynneh
lynneha month ago

I bet the manufacturer makes both. But let’s obtain some news. Some peeps who shop at M&S won’t know who Aldi is πŸ₯΄

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

I'm pretty certain that if I did decide to buy a fancy chocolate roll, then I'd shop at Aldi or Lidl simply for costs ...however .... I am 100% certain that I there's no way I would ever confuse the origins of my purchase .... Congrats to M and S on the imaginative advertising of their caterpillar cake. Image

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

Hey lynneh ... that made me chuckle to myself ....you may well be right there! But they won't know what they're missing!🀩

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lynneh
lynneha month ago
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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26a month ago

Team Aldi, cant afford to sbop at m&s πŸ˜†

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lynneh
lynneha month ago

PinkElephant26 have you seen they yellow stickers?!

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant26a month ago

lynneh no, i hardly ever go to m&s. I have a gift card to use there but im not in any hurry, its just far too overpriced for my liking!

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lynneh
lynneha month ago

PinkElephant26 well I can recommend the dine in is a good deal. They often do other meal deals. It’s a gift card. Treat yo self. X

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blacklabrador
blacklabradora month ago

Am I the only one that doesn't actually like Colin the Caterpillar cake, or any of its imitations?

Basically just a big chocolate swiss roll with some chocolate covering.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

Image Hmm just Aldi?

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

That brings the point home well ... I feel as tho I'm now an expert on caterpillar cakes!

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hspexy
hspexya month ago

Not a fan of either, although I’m more likely to buy the cheaper one if I had to. I’m sure they come out of the same factories anyway - more mass produced junk just packaged differently

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

...I'm with you .... go with the cheaper one cos as you say, it probably came from same place .... and then if I don't like it there's always the expensive version 😝

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niknak88
niknak88a month ago

The comments on social media from Aldi are hilarious! πŸ˜‚ the comment section is brilliant if you want a giggle!

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
a month ago

Hats off to Aldi .......

BBC News - Aldi brings back Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake for charity

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56812445

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

It's been an interesting and very entertaining chat post topic ....what next ......

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

Aldi and Lidl have copying goods down to a fine art. Many of their labels resemble branded goods and you power tools that resemble the colouring of mainstream brands. I've seen a action camera that had an external case that resembled a gopro and the menu's were very similar, of course it was a very basic action camera with minimal features and poor quality but gave a good impression of its self on the shelf. They walk a fine tightrope between legal and illegal copying of other brands.

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoira month ago

I mean if they want to sue Aldi, they might as well bring in the others too. There's Tesco and Asda etc

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

The free publicity this is generating for both companies will help with legal costs!

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neo1
neo1a month ago

I heard this morning that Aldi have said that M&S should drop the legal case and all profits from both Colin and Cuthbert be given to cancer research instead of lining the pockets of Solicitors. πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa month ago

It's hardly up to Aldi to decide that surely, you don't have the criminal dictating to the victim whether they go the police or not.

Personally I find the wholesale copying of other brand's goods pretty disgusting. You see it with Aldi and Lidl and many Chinese manufacturers too. They simply copy the look of more mainstream products in order to benefit from the marketing and acceptance of those products which may have taken many years to develop at huge costs. The consumer often believes somehow the products are related to. I've seen comments from people for the generic Chinese power tools made to look like Bosch models that somehow they are made at the same factory etc. It does seem to work with some people they do connect similar styled products together.

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Bossclaz
Bossclaza month ago

I think it's all publicity and it's everywhere so it has worked

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Yahya
Yahyaa month ago

Clever PR

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TheChimp
TheChimp
Original Poster
a month ago

Yahya Exactly.

I'll buy a Cuthbert though because MrsChimp loves cake.

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julie781x
julie781xa month ago

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beccatavender
beccatavendera month ago

This seems to be getting stranger and stranger

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beccatavender
beccatavendera month ago

Now even chip shops are getting in on the act, although this sounds truly disgusting. Chippy sells deep-fried Colin the Caterpillar cake Image

https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/25/chippy-sells-deep-fried-colin-the-caterpillar-cake-14468105/

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Chelchel
Chelchela month ago

beccatavender I'm torn between yuk and hrm want to try it lol

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MelanieMason
MelanieMasona month ago

I think it's silly. All supermarkets have similar products and to be honest it's more about the taste of them. I bight one in asda and was awful and dry. Is the aldi one nice? If you shop and Mark and Spencer wil u also shop at aldi? Unlikely πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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