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



I don't want to get caught up in the arguement but what's the
difference between the original logo and Houston's then?

Rich A.


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "malevy_nj" <malevy_nj@xxxx> wrote:
> (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@xxxx> 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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