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Chopsicle

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Jul 2018
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    was that to me @amey? Anything in particular? I usually post here to clear something up, explain a technical detail or insight, or stop speculation. In the words of Dan Ackroyd in Dragnet 'only the facts!'

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    It's such a broad arena, with large areas of arguable interpretation (and some binary categories too), as with anything on the internet this conversation can run and run......

    ....definitely agree about the stifling of innovation due to patent-grabbing, patent-sitting. Crazy the stuff that goes on if you want to play the system.

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    True, a jersey fade copyright would be a long, very difficult path.... but my point wasn't about the Shimano jersey, but the original protected design. Who was the (US or Aus I think) brand a few years back there was a bit of discussion after the ombre fades on Super Light Weight Jersey?

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    I guess my point was that I was amazed at the time (and still am) that people were sympathetic to such lazy, blatant copying coupled with (an active?) naivety. The forum was a curious place at that time.

    'Their trademark for the purple colour was in fact ruled invalid when challenged by Nestle.'
    ah-ha, didn't realise this, bad example, confectionary must be a warzone for this sort of thing! The general point was; Tiffany teal(?) box for jewellery, Dyno Rod orange drain cleaning vans, whatever, a detail over time establishes a status which can be protected & strengthened within that specific field.

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    And I agree, the fade is different from the solid colour-blocked armband. However, as a brand mark becomes more established, it becomes easier to argue an infringement. ie Cadbury now protect the shade of purple used on wrappers, but I probably wouldn't be able to setup a chocolate bar company from my kitchen and register say, a blue foil wrapper, until the colour became ubiquitous with my brand.

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    Torm literally ordered a Classic Jersey size set and replicated it, feature for feature, stitch for stitch, including the IP registered details, just another armband. The jerseys were returned after a few weeks for full refund.

    IP laws are there to protect everyone, from multinationals to sole traders; it works both ways to protect the investment into a developing and establishing a product/concept/brand/innovation. If anyone can make a decent argument supporting this naive/stupid/lazy/brazen approach, please, I'd love to hear it

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    https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/mens-sizing-g­uide

    on Chrome (should that make a difference), the mens and womens size charts are wrong way round.

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    To add another level of confusion to sizing issues, they've muddled up the sizing charts. Premium level confusion.

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    thanks Skinny, I'll give that a go,

    I've just reviewed a copy of my report, and this is the bit that foxed me;

    'Evidence
    You mentioned you can send us photos or footage of the incident taking place. Please tell us more below'

    so instead of submitting the (primary) evidence of whats happened, you describe a) the type of evidence and b) what it shows, and then the person reviewing your written description of your video decides if it's worth contacting you to ask for what you're describing? It's followed by;

    'If the evidence is hosted online, please provide the URL below'

    Hey-ho, will setup a private YT channel and use that as a double precaution - and learn how to write clickbait copy to ensure get the video viewed. 'YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THIS DRIVER.... etc etc etc)

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