And you thought TM were the initials of Cape Town’s favourite landmark?
Trademark bullying – or trademark madness, if you prefer – is a topic familiar to Noseweek readers. Notable examples are Justin Nurse’s parody of the Black Label brand which he mischievously changed to Black Labour, and his adulteration of Standard Bank, to Standard Wank. More recently there was the dairy farmer who made out that he owned the name of the town Darling. It’s an entertaining topic. And what’s not to enjoy when corporations and organisations make complete arses of themselves?