WTF? Apparently you can now trademark a colour (red, in this case)

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So say the Royal Mail

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Saturday, 24 June 2006 23:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Hmm, HTML failure there.

"Royal Mail, the Royal Mail Cruciform, the colour red and SmartStamp are all registered trademarks of Royal Mail Group plc."

http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/jump2?catId=400043&mediaId=600023

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Saturday, 24 June 2006 23:31 (fourteen years ago) link

Internation Klein Blue
 

Chinchilla Volapük (Captain Sleep), Sunday, 25 June 2006 05:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh forget it

Chinchilla Volapük (Captain Sleep), Sunday, 25 June 2006 05:57 (fourteen years ago) link

you can copyright a particular formulation of pigment. you can't copyright frequencies of visible light rays. which defn of color are you getting at, here?

it's like, you can't copyright a flavor, but you can copyright the formula of your soft drink.

the fuckablity of late picasso (vahid), Sunday, 25 June 2006 06:11 (fourteen years ago) link

Which definition? Well, the Royal Mail appear to believe they own the colour "red"!

Si.C@rter (SiC@rter), Sunday, 25 June 2006 10:00 (fourteen years ago) link

You can copyright a colour, inasmuch as it's used in business logos. So whilst the Royal Mail can't ban somebody from painting their house that particular shade of red, they could prevent rival companies using the shade as part of their branding.

Half loaf, half pompadour (noodle vague), Sunday, 25 June 2006 11:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I remember around the time Purple Haze came out, Cam'ron was talking about inventing a new colour so he could copyright it, and then when people bit his style they'd have to pay royalties. I'm still disappointed the new colour never materialised.

shane mcgrath (jackie susann), Sunday, 25 June 2006 22:46 (fourteen years ago) link

100% CHAMPS with a Yes! Attitude. (Austin, Still), Sunday, 25 June 2006 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

International Klein Blue, bitches! Looks best when you toss your naked, paint-covered body at a canvas.

business up front, party entrance at side door (mike h.), Sunday, 25 June 2006 23:16 (fourteen years ago) link

Apparently this purple is copyright too:

http://www.digitalprogression.co.uk/cadbury.jpg

Remember when McDonald's trademarked the word SMILE?

Abbott (Abbott), Monday, 26 June 2006 02:43 (fourteen years ago) link


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