I was disturbed to read, on the back cover of a recent Newsweek, that the color magenta is no longer public property. “T-Mobile and the magenta color are registered trademarks of Deutsche Telekon AG,” that’s what I read at the bottom of a friendly looking ad featuring Whoopi Goldberg.
Holy Cow, I feel – perhaps – the way Native Americans must have felt as invaders claimed to own parcels of the great outdoors. Colors aren’t trademark-able, and aren’t own-able either! Should I rush to Trademark Black or White? Perhaps the Red at the top of this entry? Read the rest of this entry »