Sunday Funnies: Greta Thunberg, the Anti-Capitalist Climate Change Activist, Files to Trademark Her Own Name
Sometimes the Sunday funnies are simply reporting the news. Today is such a day.
According to the New York Post:
“Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Instagram on Wednesday she has applied to register her name and that of the Fridays For Future movement she founded in 2018, which has gone global and catapulted her to international fame.
The move would allow legal action against persons or companies trying to apply her name or the movement’s for uses that are not in line with its values, she said.
“I assure you, I and the other school strikers have absolutely no interests in trademarks. But unfortunately, it needs to be done,” she said on the social network.”
“My name and the #FridaysForFuture movement are constantly being used for commercial purposes without any consent whatsoever. It happens for instance in marketing, selling of products and people collecting money in my and the movement’s name,” she wrote on her Instagram account.”
Oh, strange. Now Greta is concerned about property rights and demanding people get consent for using her name and likeness. Charming.