Spirit of Shankly welcome the Intellectual Property Office’s rejection of Liverpool FC’s trademark application, and the club’s decision not to appeal against it.
SOS were clear at the outset that the word ‘Liverpool’ is not for FSG or anybody else to own – it belongs to the city of Liverpool and its people. We should all be allowed to use it freely, however we see fit, without fear of legal letters dropping through our doors.
LFC have enough legal remedies from their current trademarks to address any issues they may have. Any more is unnecessary.
Without fan activism this issue may not have ended like this. Without fan involvement there would be no challenge to the corporate greed within football. SOS remain vigilant to the stealth of the club in their relentless pursuit of money at any cost.