Filament Fred hits town

If your dislike of light-bulb cliches is as powerful as the IPKat's, you will be more than disappointed that the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO) Annual Review 2007 stars a character called Filament Fred ("I have a long thin body and a bulb for a head"). The Review is however a striking blend of dramatic graphic effects, highly positive news and clearly portrayed facts and figures on the performance of the Office during a year of political and organisational turbulence.

Note for trade mark nerds and potential infringers: the trade mark search facility on the UK-IPO website contains no reference to any application having been made to register "Filament Fred" as a trade mark.
Filament Fred hits town Filament Fred hits town Reviewed by Jeremy on Friday, April 25, 2008 Rating: 5


  1. It has to be said
    The description of Fred
    Sounds less like a light bulb
    Than a sperm

  2. Get off Fred's back,
    He's sensitive, I've read
    And so would you be
    With a ******* bulb for a head

  3. "Promote IP in rhyme!"
    The marketeers said.
    "We'll have a good time
    While the good news is spread."
    And so, short for time,
    They came up with Fred:
    A cartoonish mime
    With a bulb for a head.
    But, oh, what a crime,
    The Kat's disappoint-ed
    By another design
    With bulbs repeat-ed.
    IPO! The bottom line:
    You should've innovat-ed!


  4. all joking apart, if Frederico is a lightbulb as described, the poor dear needs urgent medical attention in respect of a prolapsed filament.

    Or else he's the illegitimate offspring of thomas edison and a stick insect


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