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Fight for a “free magenta”

on November 8, 2007 by Martina Comments

In The Netherlands, a social movement is born to protect the free use of the magenta colour in communication materials. The fight has begun recently, when mobile carrier T-Mobile has started a legal fight versus a series of Dutch brands such as Slam FM, Compello and 100% NL which magenta in their logo. Basically T-Mobile claims it owns the rights to use magenta in commercial materials, saying the registered them at the Oami… It’s such a silly thing! I remember a similar case a few years ago, when Easy entered the mobile phones market and Orange started a legal action against easyMobile over its use of the color orange to promote telecommunications services. I don’t know the end of the story, but I think it’s curious to note mobile carriers have a complex with branding colours…

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