Hot on the heels of selling his audience out by endorsing milk toast leftist Ed Miliband in the UK elections, it now has come out Russell Brand has trademarked the “r3VOLution” logo with the word love reversed, a logo recently popularized by Ron Paul’s presidential campaign.
From The Daily Mail:
He’s the self-styled revolutionary who backed Ed Miliband at the Election and advocates the overthrow of ‘corporate tyranny’.
But The Mail on Sunday can reveal Russell Brand is himself embracing capitalism, trademarking a logo using his own spelling of ‘revolution’.
With supreme irony, his company has reserved the right to use the logo, with backwards letters spelling ‘love’, on trinkets, stationery, wallets – even lingerie.
[…]The trademark was granted on February 20 for ten years. Brand’s spokeswoman said: ‘Trademarking is normal. Oxfam’s a trademark. The Daily Mail is a trademark. This is registered so we can help people with our enterprises.’
See, he’s “helping people” by demanding payment for using popular works of art created by others and spread for free.
That the trademark office would grant him a trademark on this logo, which was recently made popular just a few years ago by Ron Paul, whose campaign itself copied the spelling from old Beatles artwork, is absolutely ridiculous. There is nothing unique, distinctive, nor original about it.
This “unique spelling” Brand is claiming as his own could go back some 40 or more years, who came up with it first is not clear, but it sure as hell was not Russell Brand.
Russell brand regularly bashes the idea of private ownership of property, yet here he is claiming “ownership” over the non-unique, unoriginal spelling and coloring of a word.
Can you say hypocrisy?
HT: Ron Paul Forums
Republished from Information Liberation