French Retailer Registered Trademark on Anonymous Logo, Operation AnonTrademark Commenced
In a daring (and possibly foolish) move, French e-retailer Early Flicker appears have registered a trademark on the well-known logo used by supporters of internet group Anonymous as well as their slogan, "Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us."
The company is already selling Anonymous merchandise on their website, and has apparently registered the trademark for a range of different product categories, including clothing, handbags and accessories, and cooking and cleaning utensils.
To the surprise of absolutely no-one, Anonymous quickly coordinated and created Operation AnonTrademark, releasing a Youtube video and creating a collaborative document on IRC to discuss how to deal with Early Flicker. At present, the Early Flicker website appears to be unmolested, although for how long, remains to be seen.