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Nestle wins trademark battle against Cadbury over KitKat design

image The world’s biggest food company Nestlé has won a legal battle against Cadbury over trademark four-fingered shape of KitKat.

The particular shape was registered as a trademark by the Swiss giant Nestlé. However, Cadbury opposed it by appealing against the application.

As per the latest verdict passed out by Board of Appeal at the EU’s Community Trade Mark Office, the trademark will be exclusively with Nestle and other rivals will be prohibited from producing similar bars of chocolate.

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Indian origin scientist Venkatesh Mannar gets Canada’s highest civilian award

image Indian origin scientist Venkatesh Mannar who is President of Micronutrient Initiative, Canada, has been conferred with Canada’s ‘highest’ civilian award – the Order of Canada.

Order of Canada award is given to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation to people in all sectors of Canadian society.

What is Mannar’s contribution?

Mannar has been working for 40 years to alleviate debilitating micronutrient deficiencies among the world’s most vulnerable. He is attached with Micronutrient Initiative which is a not-for-profit organization  which endeavors to ensure that the world’s most vulnerable – especially women and children – in developing countries get vitamins and minerals they need to survive and grow through supplements and a food fortification programme.

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