[DMCForum] Copyright Issues (WAS: DMC Jewelry)
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[DMCForum] Copyright Issues (WAS: DMC Jewelry)



(Re-sent, without all the quoting..)



James may be a friendly guy (to you), but he has yet to address the
information I have provided to the list a number of times..  that is,
the ORIGINAL "DMC" logo copyright is listed as "Dead" in the official
database.  The modified logo that is owned by DMCH is NOT the logo
that anyone else would want to use.  I am not a lawyer, but the
silence on this matter could be considered failure to enforce their
copyright. (Copyright cannot be selectivly enforced)

By claiming that a number of big-name companies have made agreements
with DMCH to use the logo just means that either those companies did
not know what they were buying, or felt the fee DMCH demanded was
less costly than possible legal action.  I wonder if this is why the
toys I saw at Universal Florida last week did not have the DMC logo? 
What a shame, that all of the kids (and adults) buying those toys are
not exposed to the logo.  Lets face it, a good number (maybe even
Majority) or DeLorean owners were fist exposed to the car on BTTF.

Every once in a while, I get a good idea.. And when I discuss it with
anyone I know, they always say "Hey, get a patent!".  I always laugh,
getting a patent on anything is a matter of filling out some papers
and paying a fee.  It means nothing until it has been challenged, and
successfully held up in court.  THAT can cost LOTS of money, and
aggravation.  Same goes for Copyright.

It is likely that there is no product anyone can make using the DMC
logo that would be worth the expense and effort to defend in court. 
Be it a part, jewelry, or a tee shirt.  Maybe some Lawyer type on the
list will do it themselves just for the principal of it.

FWIW, I think copyrights are VERY important.  Many companies spend
LOTS of money to build a company and reputation behind their logos. 
Frankly, this is not the case with DMCH.  They just happen to have
the name "DeLorean Motor Company", they just happen to be the owner
of the majority of leftover assets from the REAL DMC, and they just
happen to have a copyright registered on a similar logo..  None of
this makes them the company that built our cars in the 80's....  And
no one from DMCH has supplied any information contrary to this.

... And Rob asked "Isn't anybody brave on this list?".  Yes Rob,
there are a few but Not enough.


Marc

--- Louie Golden <louie@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
<SNIP>

> copies made. As you seem well aware of, there's also
> the copyright issue. You can always CALL James and
> see what he has to say.  He's actually a truly
> friendly guy, and has gone out of his way to help me
> on many occasions. Maybe you can have these made,
> and sell them to DMC-Houston. You never know until
> you call. Good luck and keep us informed about this
> project :-).

<SNIP>





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