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European Panel Officially Rules that We Are All Banksy Now

Now that Banksy's "Flower Thrower" trademark has been revoked, anyone can profit off his work.

This week anonymous street artist Banksy officially lost the European trademark to his "Flower Thrower" mural.

The guerrilla graffiti artist had engaged in a prolonged legal battle with the small greeting card company Full Colour Black—which was selling products featuring the image of a Palestinian man throwing a bouquet of flowers. But now a panel at the European Union Intellectual Property Office has announced their decision to revoke the artist's trademark on the grounds that he could not definitively prove himself to be the mural's creator.

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