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  1. Takwa United Kingdom

    Takwa Well-Known Member

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    Yes. They will jump on you.

    They were even at one stage trying to prosecute companies that have ha dOlympic in their tiltle for many many years. But I understand that got thrown out eventually.
     
  4. stevebrowne

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    What are the Games' Marks?
    The words ‘London 2012’ and ‘2012’
    The words ‘Olympic’, ‘Olympiad’, ‘Olympian’ (and their plurals and things very similar to them – eg ‘Olympix’
    The words ‘Paralympic’, ‘Paralympiad’, ‘Paralympian’ and their plurals and things very similar to them – eg ‘Paralympix’
    The Olympic motto: ‘Citius Altius Fortius’ / ‘Faster Higher Stronger’
    The Paralympic motto: ‘Spirit in Motion’
    London2012.com (and various derivatives)


    How they can conceivably think that they can copyright "2012" I just don't know.
     
  5. Takwa United Kingdom

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    Well thanks I guess I just have to cancel it then,
    123-reg states they will not refund me :(
    Oh well
     
  6. admin Spain

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    Just to note I dont allow Olympic domains to be punted here, it brings the site the wrong kind of attention

    Admin
     
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    I dont think many people would want to copy the hideous 2012 logo anyway :???:
     
  8. Takwa United Kingdom

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    All done in less than 10 mins my e-mail was replied (suprised me 123-reg)
    and gave me full refund too :p

    Can't belive they also trademark 2012, and yes how come they never got rid of that "WONDERFUL" Logo? it was so pleasing to the eyes ;)
     
  9. rob

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    The year 2012 will not occur on calanders due to the trademark....
     
  10. smokin

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    Neither will it ever be 12 minutes past 8pm again ..
     
  11. holgate

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    This logo sums it up rather well...!
     

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    nice... sure that'll appear on one of my blog posts sometime in the future! :)
     
  13. Takwa United Kingdom

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    my eyes!!!!! I can't see..... must have gone blind :cool:
     
  14. easyshop

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    2012

    Does any one know if they really can stop you using "2012" as a domain name or is it just hear say ?
     
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    I really thing that if they try and trademark a number, and calendar date after all, they will get shot down either by challenge or just rejected.

    London2012 is a whole different matter though...
     
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    I've always had an issue with the 'Olympics' claiming rights, as they have been going on for THOUSANDS OF YEARS - so imho it's public domain, and just another corrupt company set up to rake in millions or billions with a corrupt government/country by endless promotions & selling via the TM equivalent of 'reverse hijacking'. :mad:
     
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