This will have serious consequences to anyone in France trying to set up a business using bitcoins. Anyone doing so will have to get Mark's wife's permission (which will no doubt only be granted if you give her a load of cash). French trademark law is very strict, and it has been responsible for a lot of products being banned for sale in the country.
Mt:Gox - The Paypal of the Bitcoin(tm) world. Regulating, controlling, owning.
I can't wait until day Mark's house of cards comes crashing down. He is everything that many bitcoiners despise, or at least should despise. He is the epitome of everything that is wrong in the capitalist financial world.
Please re-read the original post. The lawyer Michael Pascazi and his wife have copyrighted "Bitcoin" in order to make money off of other people's work. Mark, the owner of MtGox, is the one fighting against this.
Trademarked. Not copyrighted.