The German telecom company T-Mobile is claiming the color magenta! We have to stop them! T-Mobile started sueing Dutch companies which use magenta in print and commercial campaigns. They already sued Compello and they are urging \"Slam FM\" and \"100% NL\" to quit using magenta as well!

T-Mobile claims to own the rights for the use of magenta! They claim to have the rights registered at OAMI which is completely bonkers, in this way they claim to own the rights of Magenta over whole Europe! Everyone should be allowed to use magenta anywhere, anytime! It's part of the colorspectrum and the colorspectrum should always be free!

COLOURlover at has done a detailed research on this matter. We would like to encourage you to read this!

Its time to smack some sense into T-Mobile! Here we can start off with a petition for reclaiming Magenta.

We feel there is a lot more that could be done to stop this madness than a petition only, so suggestions and help are very welcome!

Links on this topic:
>> Initiative from the Dutch agency LAVA to reclaim magenta!
>> Reclaim Magenta Group on Flickr
>> Colour Lovers News: Beware! T-Mobile Owns the Color Magenta
>> Borderers on this topic: Color Complexities
>> Wikipedia On Magenta
>> The official owner and inventor of magenta: Sir William Henry Perkin
>> Reclaim Magenta Group on Facebook
>> Ochblog: Fuck You T-Mobile
>> Reclaim Magenta on Computerlove
>> (Dutch) Magenta on Jaggle
>> (Dutch) T-Mobile claimt alleenrecht op kleur magenta
>> (Dutch) Reacties op het item
>> (Dutch) T-mobile verbiedt 100%NL kleur magenta te gebruiken
>> (Dutch) T-Mobile doet moeilijk over magenta


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Never give in.

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