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T-shirt forbidden, animation also banned after bus strike

RTM-logo: Retarde Tout Marseille
The Pardon company, producing t-shirts, loves a joke, especially when it's good for free publicity. They got the publicity after opebning a shop in Marseille earlier this year.
Before the opening, Pardon-employees found lots of troubles as a result of a 46 day strike at city bus company, RTM. So, at the grand opening they introduced a t-shirt with a joke. It showed the RTM logo with the letters RTM saying "Retarde Tout Marseille" (Delays all Marseille).
Funny, lots of customers said. Not funny, RTM said. It found a judge to forbid the shirts. In a reaction, Pardon put an animation on its website. Visitors see a RTM-bus with the announcement 'En grève' (on strike) crashing into a bunch of waiting passengers. According to Le Monde, RTM didn't find this funny either. So, they found a judge and had it prohibited. Just curious what Pardon is going to do next...
Posted by Peter on september 28, 2006 at 07:08 AM

What do you think? (5)

On 28-09-2006 Jeannet said:
Geweldige actie van Pardon! Dit vind ik echt humor. Trouwens als die T-shirts in NL wel uitgedeeld mogen worden, dan wil ik dat best organiseren. Jammer toch om ze weg te gooien?

On 28-09-2006 Peter said:
Probleem is alleen, vrees ik, dat Pardon de shirtjes ook niet meer aan jou mag geven.

On 28-09-2006 gertjan said:
Zo'n uitspraak begrijp ik niet. Is er geen vrije meningsuiting meer?

On 28-09-2006 Peter said:
Ik ook niet, maar als ik het verhaal goed begrijp heeft RTM met succes geprotesteerd tegen een inbreuk op het merkrecht. Alsof dat boven vrije meningsuiting zou gaan...

On 28-09-2006 Peter said:
Al ging dat filmpje natuurlijk wel erg ver.

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