Company has trademarked Anonymous logo

In a move that seems like a spectacularly poor idea, French T-shirt manufacturer Early Flicker has registered a trademark on Anonymous' iconic logo and slogan.

In a move that seems like a spectacularly poor idea, French T-shirt manufacturer Early Flicker has registered a trademark on Anonymous' iconic logo and slogan.

(Credit: Anonymous)

Twitter user @Asher_Wolf discovered the trademark request (PDF, French language), filed in February of this year.

It requests a trademark both on the logo shown above and Anonymous' battle-cry:

Anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Expect us

Anonymous is certainly no shrinking violet when it comes to what it perceives as "justice". Its members are not taking kindly to someone trying to prohibit the free use of its materials, as evidenced by the video below.

"Their arrogance and ignorance of what they have done will not go unpunished. Anonymous will take down any business they have going on the internet, and the 99 per cent will not stop until the registration has been revoked and a public apology has been made. The name of Anonymous will not be the whore of the world," Anonymous declared. We expect denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to follow.

Pass that popcorn, would you, @Asher_Wolf?

 

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