French Retailer Wants to Trademark the Anonymous Logo

A French retailer, called Early Flicker via Pickapop.fr has made what could be considered one of the dumbest moves a company could make, and is attempting to trademark the Anonymous logo and tagline with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), France’s trademark agency. (see PDF below) Pretty stupid thing to try to do, but does show just how crazy the ability to abuse the copyright/ IP laws are.

On the Pickapop website, they state that anything on their site is under the intellectual copyright of Pickapop, including shirts and mugs carrying the Anonymous logo.

Article 11 – Intellectual Property

All texts, commentaries, articles, illustrations, works and images reproduced or represented on this site are strictly under copyright and the title of intellectual property and for the world. As such and in accordance with the Code of intellectual property, use only authorized for private use, subject to different rules, even more restrictive code of intellectual property. Any reproduction or total or partial representation or some or all of the elements found on the site is strictly prohibited.

The names, trademarks and distinctive signs displayed on the site are protected under trademark law. The reproduction or representation of all or part of one of these signs is strictly prohibited and shall be subject to prior written approval of the trademark holder.

Anonymous message on YouTube

Grab your popcorn…..

Here are a few of the designs. They range from T-shirts, Mugs to Posters.

anonymous Shirt Design

anonymous Shirt Design 2

anonymous mug

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