World Jul 25

KitKat chocolate-covered wafer bars manufactured by Nestle are seen in London, Britain, on July 25. Photo illustration by Hannah McKay/Reuters
No break for KitKat in Europe as trademark request rejected

STAVANGER, Norway — KitKat is not getting its break. The maker of the chocolate bar has for 16 years tried to trademark its four-finger shape in the European Union, arguing it is a distinctive feature that deserves protection.

With Ebola inducing fears about West Africa's cocoa supply, truffle maker Santi Falcone is paying agribusiness giant Cargill more than he ever has for chocolate. And because he just signed a one-year contract, the pinch Falcone is feeling won't let…