Banksy: Card firm rejects ‘custody’ claim

Card by company in Banksy disputeImage copyrightPA Media
Image caption A card by the company involved in the trademark dispute with Banksy

A greeting cards company has denied it attempted to “take custody” of the graffiti artist Banksy name to sell “fake” merchandise of his art.

Full Colour Black, which is involved in a trademark legal row, said the artist’s comment was “entirely untrue”.

The north Yorkshire company insisted it was a “legitimate enterprise” that did not “infringe his rights in any way”.

Banksy claimed he had been forced to open a shop in Croydon, south London, this week, as a result of the dispute.

The store, Gross Domestic Product, is selling a range of “impractical and offensive” merchandise created by Banksy.