Having just looked at an old postage certificate I had got a couple of weeks ago and no longer needed, I was shocked to find that the Royal Mail asserts that:
Royal Mail, the Cruciform and the colour red are registered Trade Marks of Royal Mail Group plc.
The colour red? Like, any colour red? Or just the red that pillarboxes come in? Is that why Arsenal changed their strip this season? What about yellow or magenta – can I use them, even though they contain the colour red? What if I were colourblind and inadvertently used it? Would that be wrong?
Incidentally, the parcel the certificate was for, which I sent first thing the morning took two working days to travel just 60 miles, despite being first class – I even paid for the next weight grade up, just in case. Next day delivery my arse. I’ll start respecting their trademark when the dozy bastards work out how to stick to their promises.