Anonymous at war with your company logo as a trademark registered
Anonymous fame is quite enough, and the fact that “we are all Anonymous” has made the recognition of symbols and “war cries” are known worldwide … A real temptation for the companies responsible for manufacturing and selling T-shirts and other promotional material.
In France there is a company called “Early Flicker”, dedicated to stamping shirts, sensing the potential of Anonymous as a brand, and since “we are all Anonymous”, then began the process of registration of the brand and its slogan without doubt for a moment.
His intention is rather clear: As the legal owner of the Logo and the phrases that characterize the group may charge for the use made of these signs in various promotional products features … So went to the National Institute of Industrial Property ( INPI) French and successfully registered the trademark for use in a wide variety of products from different categories, including clothing, bags and accessories and cooking utensils and cleaning …
As expected, the group Anonymous does not think anything nice the play of “Early Flicker”, so they made a video entitled “An idea is not for sale”, explaining to the owner of the company, called Affret Apollinaire to desist from its intention to profit from the image of Anonymous, or otherwise provoke the wrath of the collective.
Then, have gone further and wounded by the intention of using symbols such as trademark Anonymous have declared war on the company gala operation # OpAnonTrademark, ruling that:
“The logo will not be prostituted Anonymous around the world.”
Then summarized in Forbes, leaked personal data Affret (email, Facebook and a pair of physical addresses), and information would be hosted on the server where the website of the company registered its logo and slogan, which presumably planning a DDoS attack, ie, a specialty of Anonymous.
With # OpAnonTrademark ask the company to take this action reversed, and considering that what the French have done is marked by the “arrogance and ignorance”, calling for a public apology, and threatening to take action against the company on the Web , as shown in the following video:
As I write this note, the website of the French company would be the “owner” Anonymous logo still available: Pickapop.fr … How withstand before being attacked?Anonympus, Apollinaire Affret, Commercial, company, Early Bird, France, French, INPI, Internet, Logo, mark, National Institute of Industrial Property, OpAnonTrademark, Record, slogan