T-Mobile Asks Engadget Mobile to Stop Using Magenta


In yet another display of corporate legal idiocy, T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom sent a letter to Weblogs, Inc.'s Engadget Mobile asking them to stop using the color magenta in their logo. The letter states T-Mobile uses the color magenta in its logo and, as a result, people might somehow become confused as to what T-Mobile does and what Engadget Mobile does.

I'd like to sit in one of these corporate lawyers' offices one day just to observe their mentality and how they can assume the general public is so idiotic they can't tell the difference between a mobile carrier and a website. Mostly, I'd like to look these lawyers in the eyes and ask, "Are you fucking serious?"

In case Deutsch Telekom's lawyers have suddenly suffered from some form of color-challenged dyslexia, Engadget Mobile was kind enough to put together a handy chart clearly explaining the differences between T-Mobile and Engadget Mobile.

by Steve Hall    Mar-31-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Brands, Policy, Strange   

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in all honesty, as someone who works in a t mobile store, a high % of people who come into my shop ask "are you vodafone" which is the shop next door (and alsol red, not magenta)eay mistake to make i hear you say, however we also get a high number of people coming in asking "is this orange/02" so....i can believe people are that stupid....

Posted by: rik on April 1, 2008 2:20 AM

T-Mobile lawyers have nothing else better to do than trying to go after engadget mobile?

their sales are declining, because their service sucks. so concentrate on your services you idiots.

Posted by: abcyesn on August 20, 2008 7:33 AM