Re: [CR]Re: Fake Or The Real McCoy?


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Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 21:50:20 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Fake Or The Real McCoy?
From: "Bob Reid" <bob.reid@btconnect.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <15e.17c5729.28e38579@aol.com>


Griff,

As far as I know, and this discussion came up some time back on the list, there is no legal need to apply for copyright - it's a case of if you create the original work the copyright becomes yours and for 70? years (in the UK) after your death......, though it is apparently possible to sell it on. Patent or Trademark certainly needs to be applied for - In fact that's how the present owner of the "The Flying Scot" name has protected it since the collapse of the original company in the mid 80's - by application for and granting of a trademark on the words onlys, and then only if they are used in the sale of cycles or cycle accessories etc..... Obviously this would be the more expensive but by far the safer method of protecting a name, but irrespective, the whole issue of protection of original names and work is only something lawyers could resolve - and at great cost. It's just good to see that there are some innovative albeit small companies left in the UK that are prepared to risk applying the name "Hetchins" to something liable to come under the closest scrutiny and against the "original" Hetchins.....

Bob Reid
Stonehaven
Scotland