If you ever wondered whether a blob of toothpaste had an actual name, I can confirm it does. Officially, it’s known as a nurdle. And, this innocent sounding teardrop of toothpaste has sparked one heck of a row between Colgate Palmolive and GlaxoSmithKline, the worlds’ two biggest toothpaste makers. It all seems to come down to the use of a three coloured nurdle, felt by Glaxo to be synonymous solely with their brands. However, Colgate felt differently, and so law suits are being filed and the battle begins over who can and who can’t use a triple shade nurdle.

I just can’t help thinking, have you seriously nothing better to do?

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