Disappointing EU Outcome

Disappointing EU Outcome

keepcalmSo, we had the EU ruling that Coop is allowed to keep the trademark for ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, but the fight’s not over yet (not that I’ve ever made a penny on it, but I like the attitude of Barter Books with regards to this)

A famous Northumberland book shop’s bid to overturn a European ruling relating to the use of a historic phrase has failed.

Barter Books, the second-hand shop in the former train station at Alnwick, led a challenge to a European Union (EU) decision to award a trademark for the Keep Calm and Carry On phrase, which has become a global phenomenon since a chance discovery at the store

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But Barter Books’ owner Stuart Manley has not yet given up the fight. He criticised the decision, describing it as ‘disappointing’ and ‘perverse’, accusing Mr Coop of hijacking the phrase.

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