Banksy loses trademark in legal battle over ‘Flower Thrower’ art

Elusive street artist Banksy lost a trademark battle with a U.K.-based greeting card company and, in turn, the copyright for his famous work, “Flower Thrower,” in part because officials said his hidden identity prevents him from being classified as the “unquestionable owner,” officials said.

Banksy will be able to appeal the unfavorable decision in his feud with Full Colour Black Ltd., which arose after the famous artist applied to have his piece trademarked in the European Union, according to the Daily Mail and The Associated Press.

The EU’s Intellectual Property Office ruled this week that the trademark application for “Flower Thrower” […]


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