Trade mark claim for specific shade of purple filed by Prince's estate

Print this page 01-11-2018
IP10152 "The estate of late musician Prince has reportedly filed a claim to trademark a particular shade of the colour purple.  If successful film and music producers could be banned from using it.  


Prince and his estate are famously protective of their copyrighted material. In 2016, Universal Music even filed a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown notice on a video of people singing the song “Purple Rain.” A large group of people in Minneapolis were singing the song as tribute to the late singer just after his death."


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