Caterpillars in court as M&S sues Aldi over Colin cake ‘lookalike’

High street chain lodges intellectual property claim and demands grocer stop selling discount sponge roll

It is being billed as the ultimate food fight and could get nasty: Colin the Caterpillar is going to war with lookalike Cuthbert.

On Thursday, Marks & Spencer said it had begun legal action against Aldi to “protect” Colin from the discount grocer’s rival chocolate sponge roll Cuthbert which, for a smaller fee, has been masquerading as Colin at birthday parties and on picnics.

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