Kyk nou net
Afrikaans language TV channel KykNet is suing strip club Teazers for a billboard using the words ‘Kyk Net’. Some IP lawyers are getting away with blatant misuse of the spirit of IP law (not the kindest spirit to start off with but still) by issuing threats against businesses using generic words like ‘orange’ (as a recent ludicrous example) , or generic phrases like ‘Kyk Net,’ in their marketing material.
Was it cheeky for Teazers to put up its ‘Kyk Net’ billboard right in front of the KykNet HQ? Yes it was. Would anybody confuse a strip club with a rather stale TV channel? I think not.
KykNet simply proved it has no sense of humour. But then we all knew that already.
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