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Old 11 January 2019, 08:30   #1
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The "real" Tornado?

I decided to do a search for "Tornado Boats" and came up with 2 manufacturers apparently both producing Tornado ribs. One is based in Denmark, the other is based in Portugal. They are tornado-boats.com and tornado-boats.eu and apparently do not have anything to do with each other.

Does anyone have info on what the reason is for this?
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Does anyone have info on what the reason is for this?
Tornado's business arrangements have been somewhat complex over the years with people, owners, factories, distributors changing etc. In my personal opinion they've made a bit of a mess of the brand (and probably other IP).
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I decided to do a search for "Tornado Boats" and came up with 2 manufacturers apparently both producing Tornado ribs. One is based in Denmark, the other is based in Portugal. They are tornado-boats.com and tornado-boats.eu and apparently do not have anything to do with each other.

Does anyone have info on what the reason is for this?
get in touch with kraken ribs on here one of the guys dad use to own tornado when they were in hull as far as i know
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get in touch with kraken ribs on here one of the guys dad use to own tornado when they were in hull as far as i know
FYI - have a quick read through Eddy's previous 10 posts (Hi again Eddy ). I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that he knows a LOT more about Tornado than any of us here
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FYI - have a quick read through Eddy's previous 10 posts (Hi again Eddy ). I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that he knows a LOT more about Tornado than any of us here
lol No, I believe I do not. And I am jut curious how 2 different companies can use the same name on their boats - and designwise they also look very similer, or even the same.
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I only know what I posted because I put up a pic of a tornado in st abb harbour from many years ago on a kraken thread he showed it to his dad and he remembered the boat so kraken will be more helpful for any info quite interested in what you find out
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lol No, I believe I do not. And I am jut curious how 2 different companies can use the same name on their boats - and designwise they also look very similer, or even the same.

As they are in different countries two different companies can use the same name - especially if one calls its self ABC International and the other just ABC! They do need to be careful not to be accused of “passing off” (that is pretending to be the other one).

Now these two go further because they actually seem to use the same Logo, the O in tornado is solid etc. At least one of the sites implied that is a registered trademark - but it is possible that they both have permission to use the registered mark (or believe they do). Alternatively if the trademark is not registered in a particular country then the protection is different, but it’s a legal minefield.
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