It’s a pretty bad idea to go about pissing off Anonymous, hacking collective who have previously taken on the FBI and the Vatican. But for some reason this French web-development company, Early Flicker, thought it’d be a good idea.
Twitter-user Asher Wolf noticed yesterday that the firm tried in February to trademark the logo and motto Anonymous frequently uses. Parmy Olson of Forbes writes that the firm’s aim appears to be the possibility of a quick buck on Anonymous-themed t-shirts, parasols, walking sticks etc — the company already has eBay store that features some Anonymous t-shirts.
The owner of Early Flicker, Apollinaire Affret, has already had his personal details posted to Pastebin, and Anonymous users are now working on a project called #OpAnonTrademark. We wonder how far this will go.
Here’s the trademark filing:
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