The Guardian this week reported that it had been gagged from reporting a question that had been asked in Parliament the previous day.
But following revelations on blogs and angry protests on social networking sites, the injunction was quickly lifted.
Blue Rubicon head of digital Rob Blackie said: ‘The internet makes it impossible to shut people down.' He added: ‘If you have a choice between using the law or comms, in the long run, comms are a far superior tool.'
Trafigura retains Bell Pottinger for PR support. Agency boss Lord Bell insisted his consultancy was not behind the decision to take legal action.