As we reported last weekend, in a deeply dunderheaded move IKEA tried to shut down mod site IKEAhackers, claiming the site was a trademark infringement and single-handedly failing to recognise that IKEAhackers promotes the sale of IKEA products. Now it seems the Swedish furniture giant is having second thoughts.
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IKEAhackers founder Jules said in a blog post that she had been contacted by a representative of IKEA’s corporate headquarters, and that the company is now looking for a new solution to the issue. One can only assume the bombardment of critical news stories pointing out how stupid the original legal move to reclaim the domain was may have had an impact here.
This doesn’t mean the issue is resolved; that will depend on whether the two sides can reach an agreement. But it’s definitely an improvement on the original cack-handed strategy by IKEA. In the meantime, check out our roundup of the most popular IKEA hacks.