Gross Domestic Failure – Banksy trademark portfolio “at risk” after registration ruled invalid

rademark for Banksy artwork declared invalid by EUIPO Cancellation Division Ruling states that Banksy “did not have any intention” to use mark at time of filing Panel says Banksy’s launch of ‘Gross Domestic Product’ shop “undermined” case  In a ruling released today at the EUIPO, street artist Banksy has had …

Copyright for losers?

Ubiquitous yet unknown, UK street artist, Banksy, , Robin Gunningham, not a fan of copyright protection, has resorted to trademark law to stop unauthorized sale of his work in Italy.  Banksy’s company, Pest Control Office, sued an Italian company for “selling unauthorized merchandise in connection to an art exhibition. In a …

Banksy Bought My House

Written by: Morwenna Ferrier – VICE The artist and international man of mystery bought my cottage in the English countryside, where he lived with his wife for years. “Who is Banksy?” is a question you probably ask yourself whenever Facebook reminds you he exists and should be on £20 notes or the name of …

Who the F* is Banksy?

Written by Peter Dean Rickards – † 2014You may not have heard of him, but you’ve probably seen his work. From policemen with smiley faces to the Pulp Fiction killers firing bananas, Banksy’s subversive images are daubed on walls everywhere – and now he’s putting on an exhibition. Banksy is …

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