The Keep Calm Campaign condemns Mark Coop as “greedy” for trying to monopolise the phrase.
If you feel strongly about this article, there is an online petition if you would like to add your signature to it.
Hundreds of people have signed an online petition against a Surrey businessman who is preventing other traders using the slogan and its accompanying George VI crown.
Mr Coop, 36, who was awarded an EU trademark in April, said he was simply “protecting my interests”.
The registered phrase has been used by companies on a variety of products – so who owns the phrase?
Have a look at the short breakfast tv interview followed by the BBC video. and see how you feel about it.
So, what do you think?
eBay certainly appear to be backing his trademark as other sellers have already had their listings removed. The main issue seems to be that most people think it’s a public phrase and that no one such person should be allowed to have it trademarked.
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