Kenwood has emerged triumphant from a legal wrangle with KitchenAid over the shape of Kenwood’s kMix food mixer.
The court had ruled in Kenwood’s favour on two earlier occasions when KitchenAid claimed that the kMix infringed KitchenAid’s Artisan mixer shape trade mark.
Now, the Supreme Court has denied an application by KitchenAid to appeal against the two previous rulings.
Kenwood says the decision makes it clear that there is no infringement of KitchenAid’s rights by its own mixer, and puts an end to the court case between the two companies.
The case is one of the first in England to consider shape trade mark infringement and the definitive ruling has been welcomed by many trade mark lawyers and product designers.