Dr Who v The Metropolitan Police

British Police lose case against BBC

The British Police attempted to claim they owned the rights to their own Police Box as a trademark, even though the police box has been absent from British streets since the 1960s, and everpresent on television since Dr. Who began airing in 1963.

They attempted. The British courts decided in favor of the BBC, which can continue selling Dr. Who merchandise with the police box emblazoned on it.

(sigh…the possibility that the value on such merchandise might go up came and went without my knowledge.)

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