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Old 27 October 2013, 06:04   #1
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Cowes Week adverts

Just been notified of this trademark issue.

Cowes combined clubs have managed to trademark "Cowes Week"

Intellectual Property Office - By number results

Isle of Wight: Cowes Week

Looking at the notice authorised in August 2013 they appear to cover everything where items may have Cowes Week on them. What I cant see if if operators advertise for Boats for charter during Cowes Week, if we are affected ?

Likewise photos taken aboard our boats are sent out on Facebook as Cowes Weeks day 1 etc etc. How is this affected ?

We were always told a common location could not be trade marked, so Cowes cannot be trade marked same as other towns but maybe events can.
Breakdown of some of it "individuals who wanted to stage Cowes Week themed events would be able to continue to do so without interference."
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Old 27 October 2013, 06:12   #2
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"Cow's Weak" possibly ???
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Old 27 October 2013, 06:52   #3
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Ian, only had a quick skim through the things that are listed. I don't see boats or charter on the list and they might have struggled to claim that was their mark to register having clearly been in use by lots of different people for some time.

You might run into more issues with photos. E.g.
Cowes Week Commerative Photo Pack

would be an advertising message that might get you in bother. I am sure you could argue though that

Commemerative Photo Album: Cowes, week 03-08-2013 to 10-08-2013
is just a statement of fact using standard language.

I'd be adding a footnote wherever you use the phrase Cowes Week to the effect of Cowes Week is a registered trademark of Cowes Week Ltd and the services offered by C2 are not endorsed or approved by Cowes Week Ltd.

Oh and if you can then keep copies of material that proves you were using the mark before their registration.
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Cheers Poly

Main issue for yachts on charter is that they always got T SHirts and Caps made up with boat name.company name- Cowes Week and year- these will get captured if not purchased by authorised seller. So many crews did this, and often support RIBs were given clothing caps etc

How far back can that go for old usage. I obviously have loads held on file
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Old 27 October 2013, 07:11   #5
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I don't think it can apply retrospectively, but if you are really concerned get professional advice, or call Rya legal dept.
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"Cow's Weak" possibly ???
or

Calves Week
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How's about Cowes Sailing Week ??
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How about "Sheep's strong sailing festival"....or is that just getting silly...:-)

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IOW Sailing Week, everyone will understand that.

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Or sailing tanker crash week , sorry
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