Purple (TM)

[Picture of package stating that Purple is a trademark of 3M]WE WERE SENT THIS AMAZING PICTURE OF SOME PACKAGING.

The packaging is coloured purple, and there is a small statement:

“The Color PURPLE is a trademark of 3M”

Can this be true? Do they own that film by Speilberg that had Whoopie in it? Do they own rights to Price’s Purple Rain?

Things are getting worse when a company can trademark a colour!

Is using Purple piracy? A copyright infringement? Downright theft?

Fizz! Theft of a Logo!

skypark-logo2ONE THING THAT HAS ALWAYS ANNOYED ME ABOUT SKYPARK IN GLASGOW IS THAT THEY HAVE BLATANTLY STOLEN THE LOGO FROM PEPSI.

I suppose that it doesn’t matter now that Pepsi Cola have changed their logo, but still, I am just amazed.

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The above pictures show the famous Pepsi Logo with the word “Pepsi” at the top. The background seems not to be important; the logo is still th elogo whether the background is blue or white.  In fact, if you look closer, it is clear that there is condensation and more photoreality in one over the other.

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The positioning of the word “Pepsi” equally seems unimportant — here it is at the bottom for a change…

There are plenty of examples of the Pepsi logo without the word being used at all!

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What I am trying to show here is that the logo is the s-shape in a circle.

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The Skypark logo is the same s-shape within a circle — and they have it everywhere in all colours and shades.  Can it really be down to the absence of red or the slight tilt? Things are getting worse if it is!

I don’t think so — and the representation of the logo in wrought iron and etched glass renders this logo identical to that of the fizzy pop maker.  Fancy that!

Shawlands Fried Chicken

[Picture of SFC fried chicken meal poster]BLATANT CASHING IN — DON’T WE ALL LOVE IT?

I was quite struck by this poster in a local shop window.

It reminded me of something, but I could not for the life of me remember what it was.

On further reflection, I realised that it was still a chicken-based deep-fried product… Hmmm:

  • SFC.
  • Fried Chicken.
  • Red and white stripes.
  • Secret herbs and spices.

But what I am thinking of is not SFC, but something else. Nope. I just cannot think what this reminds me of! Things must be getting worse!

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