According to a post by SKY News, Waitrose is being accused of copying its chocolate design.
Hotel Chocolat says the supermarket chain’s Luxury Chocolate Bar range looks similar to the curvy shapes of its own slabs.
Hotel Chocolat said the supermarket chain’s recently launched Luxury Chocolate Bar own-label range looked very similar to the wavy shapes of its own slabs which are registered with the EU Intellectual Property Office.
The confectioner’s founder Angus Thirlwell criticised Waitrose on Twitter, saying: “‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ apparently but hey @waitrose this crosses the line!! As well as breaching our Registered Design Mark, designed to protect innovation.”