As Core77 put it, “All your Magenta are belong to T-Mobile.” It seems the German-based Deutsche Telekom and their mobile arm, T-Mobile, have trademarked the color Magenta. They’ve essentially put “dibs” on the freakin’ color Magenta!
To be fair, the trademark only applies to the tele-communications sector, so anyone using the color Magenta as it relates to phones, digital media, the freakin’ internet, etc. Anyway, below is a copy of T-Mobile’s trademark verbiage from their website.
But wait, there’s more. It turns out that Deutsche Telekom also sued a media publisher for using the color Magenta in an ad-campaign.
It looks like T-Mobile and parent-company Deutsche Telekom are looking to corner the market on the Fuschia Hot Pink Magenta. It seems the iPhone and positive revenue growth just isn’t enough for T-Mobile, they’ve gone after the rainbow too.