“No conspiracy”: BREXIT trademark registrant on using IP to defend political discussion

Disputes over the use of third-party trademarks by campaigners in the run-up to this week’s UK referendum on EU membership have been widely reported. But a trademark for BREXIT has also been secured; and the owner tells World Trademark Review that – rather than an attempt to cash in on the ubiquitous term – he acted in a bid to prevent someone else from acquiring the mark and using it to stifle debate.

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