November 02, 2006
FCUK OFF YOU FCUKING CNUT
French Connection were unable to stop us using CNUT and WNAKER (at least CNUT was my idea whereas FCUK was actually nicked from a band called THE FAMILY CAT see more below) on our t-shirts but they started injunction proceedings to stop me using FRENCH CORRECTION which was on the back of all our t-shirts. We totally believed in our right to use French Correction but the legal costs soon began to mount up. So we changed the backs of the t-shirts to French Collection for which they started legal action! So we changed the backs to French Erection for which they started…we had far too much time on our hands then...
We then discovered that French Connection were very precious about their Trade Mark but not so precious about others! They were in fact clearly infringing other company’s Trade Marks below and following a few phone calls to the interested parties FCUK found themselves in a whole heap of trouble. FCUK were forced to withdraw the following: FORD, MARS, DUREX