Go magenta or go home

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A new take on the Engadget mobileDeutsche Telekom, parent company of a completely obscure, totally unknown, tiny little company called T-Mobile, sent a letter to Engadget Mobile claiming that the use of the color magenta in their logo constituted a trademark infringement and ever-so-politely asked them to stop using it. Early April Fool’s Day joke or not, Engadget fought back by making a few tiny changes to their logo and site layout. In a show of solidarity, a bunch of other blogs made similar changes. It remains to be seen whether this is an elaborate gag (in which case, thumbs up to everyone involved) or yet another example of absolutely ridiculous lawsuits.

  • nickjoedotcom

    This is awesome.

    Key wording here “…yet another example of absolutely ridiculous lawsuits.”

    Thanks for keeping the world sane!

  • nickjoedotcom

    This is awesome.

    Key wording here “…yet another example of absolutely ridiculous lawsuits.”

    Thanks for keeping the world sane!

  • Tri-State

    I am wondering how T-Mobile can be called a “completely obscure, totally unknown, tiny little company” when in fact T-Mobile is the largest telecommunications company in the world… Perhaps I am a little confused… Would you rather worry about someone asking that you quit using their color or would you rather someone such as at&t ask for a $500 a month phone bill?

    P.S. I hope every site supporting this is shut down :) Middle School behavior is definitely the way to go

  • Tri-State

    I am wondering how T-Mobile can be called a “completely obscure, totally unknown, tiny little company” when in fact T-Mobile is the largest telecommunications company in the world… Perhaps I am a little confused… Would you rather worry about someone asking that you quit using their color or would you rather someone such as at&t ask for a $500 a month phone bill?

    P.S. I hope every site supporting this is shut down :) Middle School behavior is definitely the way to go

  • Tri-State

    I am wondering how T-Mobile can be called a “completely obscure, totally unknown, tiny little company” when in fact T-Mobile is the largest telecommunications company in the world… Perhaps I am a little confused… Would you rather worry about someone asking that you quit using their color or would you rather someone such as at&t ask for a $500 a month phone bill?

    P.S. I hope every site supporting this is shut down :) Middle School behavior is definitely the way to go