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Re: MTA Demands Slice of the Action at Brooklyn Bagel Shop or Else

Posted by Max Roberts on Tue Mar 15 10:30:41 2005, in response to Re: MTA Demands Slice of the Action at Brooklyn Bagel Shop or Else, posted by Allan on Tue Mar 15 10:21:15 2005.

Trademark is not the same as copyright, and in my understanding, most are rubber stamped these days, to leave rich people to challenge. Even in the US, I have come across trademarks that have been successfully challenged. Too bad I can't remember where I read this. Just because the MTA has trademarked a design that is not the end of the matter. Bullets are distinctive (which is why they are used by everyone) but generic, unlike octagons.

I have had a diagrammatic London Undergound map granted registered design status by the UK Patents Office (registered designs, trademarks, and copyright are not the same thing). This consisted of an initial assessment of whether the design was sufficiently novel, and its publication is some design register or other. All interested parties now have 12 months (actually now down to 8) to challenge the registered design.


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