Card firm rejects Banksy 'custody' claim

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Greeting cards company denies it tried to sell 'fake' Banksy merchandise

The company which has been supplying cards since 2007 claimed its operations saw it"legally photograph public graffiti" to make it available to Banksy fans.Image copyrightBanksy previously said:"A greetings cards company is contesting the trademark I hold to my art, and attempting to take custody of my name so they can sell their fake Banksy merchandise legally."

The artist whose identity has never been revealed added:"I think they're banking on the idea I won't show up in court to defend myself." Items on display in the shop, which are only available to buy online, range in price from a £10 signed spray paint can to a handbag made from a house brick.Proceeds have been pledged towards funding a new migrant rescue boat.

He added:"I still encourage anyone to copy, borrow, steal and amend my art for amusement, academic research or activism.

 

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Looks slightly difficult one to defend I'd suggest...

Well I've read all that and still don't have the first clue about what it's all about.

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