BBFC may sue over ELSPA traffic light symbols

Wednesday, 29th October 2008 21:59 GMT By Patrick Garratt

According to this Edge piece, the BBFC is taking legal advice over ELSPA’s newly announced traffic light ratings symbols.

“Our classification symbols have been colour-coded since 1982. They’re very widely recognised, and in fact they are trademark and copyright protected,” said a rep.

“We’re happy for ELSPA to make sensible improvements, but not if they encroach on the protection of the BBFC’s symbols. We have these symbols using colours, using circles and using numbers, so we are now taking legal advice.”

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  1. Hunam

    Can’t we all just get along?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Syrok

    Judge, they copied our colours! ;_;

    #2 6 years ago
  3. desiredtime

    I hate self regulation, so I’m with the BBFC on this one.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Shatner

    That’s nothing. I invented blinking. I’m owed some major royalties. You lot better cough up.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. trav

    It’s becoming a right slagging match now.

    Should just stick with PEGI, publishers aren’t really going to want to pay for a third age rating body in Europe when they have to deal with PEGI and USK already.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Oh dear.

    #6 6 years ago

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