Question re: repro knock offs (where original company still exists)
Last Post 27 Jul 2017 12:40 PM by Advertising Antiques Ltd. 5 Replies.
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27 Jul 2017 09:59 AM  
Just something that struck me, say a company churning out repro signage with name/trademarks of a company that still exists, would they be flouting any copyright laws and would they (and/or those that openly sell it as a business) leave themselves open to legal action??
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27 Jul 2017 10:04 AM  
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27 Jul 2017 10:21 AM  
I don't suppose there's any case of a trademark holder doing just that?

Or are they that bothered?
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27 Jul 2017 10:57 AM  

 Hi, I once bought a BP tin sign years ago that had been " worked on " to deceive ,

later on i noticed on the reverse in very small print "made by permission from BP".

so at leased some manufactures are honest but the dealers passing them off as geniune are not  .  Buyer Beware.

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Keith

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27 Jul 2017 11:11 AM  
Sorry my post was a bit vague, meant was there ever a case of a trademark holder going after a producer or seller of repros.

I do know there are companies that market 'vintage merchandise' like Guinness, that usually have something on the back saying that it's an officially licenced product.
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27 Jul 2017 12:40 PM  
I think the guy making the modern glass petrol globes got in trouble
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