Help Protect the CC41 mark for the Nation, Sign this petition

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  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    I found out this weekend that an individual is trying to register the CC41 mark as a registered trade mark.
    Until now it had always been "Free to use", a bit like the Union Jack.
    Now one individual is trying to cash in on it.
    Aero could sucessfully oppose the registration of the CC41 mark under the "Previous Use" law, we've been using it for decades but we don't feel it should be owned by anyone, even ourselves :>) If we opposed it then it would be awarded to us. (Some may recall Highwayman Trade Mark Lewis Leather v. Aero Leather)
    Siobham Moore is fighting the registration for the love of the design and what it stands for, she contacted us for help last weekend, we are doing what we can to help her, perhaps those of you who feel ther mark belongs to the Nation could add your name to our petition....see below

    Thanks in advance

    Ken

    From: "Petitions: UK Government and Parliament" <no-reply@petition.parliament.uk>
    Date: 16 July 2016 16:37:07 BST
    To: siobhanamanda_moore@hotmail.co.uk
    Subject: Action required: Petition “To consider protecting CC41&11011 the historic symbols under IPO article 6_ter”

    Dear Siobhan Amanda Davis,

    You’re not done yet!

    Forward the email below to your potential supporters.

    5 people need to click the link and confirm their support for us to publish your petition.

    Thanks,
    The Petitions team
    UK Government and Parliament

    I’ve made a petition – will you sign it?

    Click this link to sign the petition:
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/161873/sponsors/SaystPKZxMERBaBbSdyY

    My petition:

    To consider protecting CC41&11011 the historic symbols under IPO article 6_ter

    I would like you to consider protecting the historic expired marks CC41 and 11011 under article 6_ter or equivalent Non EU regulation so that it remains free to use by the people and not that of sole property of an individual so that they are able to gain financial reward.

    It recently came to my attention that an individual has successfully published the iconic CC41, I intend to fully challange the Mark personally and have appealed and invited the millions of Brits to join me in this campaign, so that the trademark CC41 is not granted solely to the individual Mr Douglas Steward, further information of this can be found on the IPO website under the words "CC41" The double 11s symbol 11011, another iconic symbol I also wish you to consider protecting.

    Click this link to sign the petition:
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/161873/sponsors/SaystPKZxMERBaBbSdyY
     
  2. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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  3. Persimmon

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    Yes. The link tells you to wait to see if it makes the standard.
     
  4. John Lever

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    Please explain what CC41 is, thanks.
     
  5. robrinay

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CC41

    Some of Britains top designers were engaged to design the furniture and clothing - click on the 'see also' link at the bottom of the wiki.article. It doesn't mention top furniture designers here but I'm sure I've read that elsewhere.
     
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  6. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    It beggars belief that such classic graphic design could ever be 'claimed' and that anyone would want to take it away from the public demain.
    It's just wrong.

    Same thing happened on the Northern Soul scene whereby one individual registered the original logo of the Twisted Wheel club, steeped in history and hallowed-ish ground. He did it to promote his own events. Greed plain and simple.

    Will keep 'em peeled for the petition and spread the word.
     
  7. John Lever

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    Thanks robinray
     
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  8. robrinay

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    No problem John glad to help.
    A friend who owns a retro clothing shop produced a line of t shirts with the CC41 logo on the chest - I was caught on camera wearing one on a 'Bargain Hunt' tv programme filmed at Lincoln Antiques Fair a couple of years ago. Its a good shirt it'd be a shame if it suddenly became illegal for me to wear it. Rob
    Robert Brian Naylor (hence robrinay)
     
  9. PADDY_M

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    I'm all for preserving this iconic logo for everyone to use and enjoy. Thanks for flagging it up Ken.

    Paddy.
     
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  10. Ken at Aero Leather

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    The mark has been refused, the appliant is going to appeal, I urge anyone who has not alrerady signed the petition to do so.
     

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    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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  12. Persimmon

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    Signed up via the link

    Getting signing chaps
     
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  14. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Me too! Will spread the word.
     
  15. tibor

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    Love to help out and totally support it, but doesn't look like the opinion of the colonists is invited. Best wishes
     
  16. robrinay

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    Done and shared.
     
  17. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    I was going to sign the petition, as well. Alas, I'm not allowed.

    I hope this works!


    - Ian
     
  18. bseal

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    Wait a minute, are we talking about Pacman?
     
  19. devilish

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    Signed. Perhaps someone with a Twitter account should share it?
     
  20. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    Good news, the claimant has been finally refused registration of the CC41 mark, that's mainly to Siobhan Moore but thanks to all who signed her petition.
    So far the IPO haven't protected it as a historic mark but Siobhan has asked for this to be done and now the final decision rests with the IPO

    Although Aero could have quite easily registered the mark under "previous use" (We've used it off an on for over 25 years and are currently using the mark on over a dozen products) we also believe that no one person or company should own such an iconic symbol of history
     
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