Trippy Trademarks

jamesh has just wrote about Cadburys trademarking a colour in Australia. They have a trademark pending with the Australian patent office (number 902086). It’s totally absurd that someone can trademark the use of the colour purple in regard to all the things that they have - it wouldn’t be so bad if it was just related to confectionary I guess.. I checked the UK tradmark index and couldn’t find a relevant UK application. There’s no mention of the trademark on cadburys uk site.

Nothing like a good abuse of the patent system.