The invitation was in response to an
article published in London’s Metro newspaper,
and concerned the football club Tottenham
Hotspur’s cockerel logo (right). There was also a
on the matter on Talk Radio last night.
According to the report, Tottenham have taken action to stop
non-league club Fleet Spurs from using a similar (in fact,
Fleet have apparently decided not to fight. Tottenham said
they dealt with the matter amicably and with common sense.
It’s an everyday story of trade mark troubles,
except that it involves football, slightly mismatched opponents
and a picture of a cockerel. There must, we thought, be some
good puns in this. So we asked our twitter followers to suggest
Here’s what they’ve come up with
@UnitaryPatent Cockfight ends with
@ClioDavies1 Sounds like they've got them
running chicken! #Trademark
trust it was for a poultry sum.
Sadly, no response yet from
So were we wrong to
dismiss IP practitioners’ sense of humour? You be