Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Those dirty scousers are trying to register a bird

The Guardian reports that Liverpool FC have applied to register the 'Liver Bird' (see right) as a trade mark. Apparently the football club have been suffering due to counterfeit merchandising and they believe that this will sort the problem out.

But the council are not happy and seem likely to make an objection:

"This is outrageous. The Liver bird belongs to all the people of Liverpool and not one company or organisation. It cannot be bought and sold for private profit...This is a symbol of the city and is used not only by the council but also by hundreds of organisations, charities, voluntary groups and sports clubs."

Presumably though the football club will find it difficult to suffice the geographical requirements in Windsurfing Chiemese and related cases.

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