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Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

Keep Calm and Carry On slogan in massive trademark battle.

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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.

Comments are welcome on this posting as long as they are totally relevant to this subject. Advertising and SPAM filters mean all such comments will be blocked to be vetted before publishing so please don’t even try it 😉


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

One thought on “Keep Calm and Carry On slogan in massive trademark battle.

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