Street artist Banksy has launched a homewares shop in a dispute over a trademark, stating he had been forced into taking the unusual step of opening his own homewares store following a legal dispute with a greetings card company.
Gross Domestic Product mysteriously opened in Croydon on Tuesday on the site of a former carpet shop. It will trade for the next two weeks – though will never open its doors, with all sales being made online.
“A greetings card company is contesting the trademark I hold to my art,” he said in a statement.
Banksy is now in the difficult position that his trademark may be cancelled due to non-use. So now, in an attempt to save the trademark registration, Banksy opened shop.
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