We don’t think that at all. An animal print is a natural symbol and, as such, no one can claim to have designed it because of a lack of originality. For this reason, it cannot be said that our pawprint is a symbol belonging to a specific copyright holder, and therefore copyright cannot be asserted.

Despite this, certain designs, symbols and images may be registered as trademarks and protected, provided that this has not been done by anyone else. From the famous three stripes, an apple with a bite taken out of it to stars, this also covers animal prints such as our pawprint. In this respect, we do not think that a pawprint can universally belong to us, but only if we have the exclusive right to feature the symbol on certain products and to sell them within our registered goods/service segments.