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Fitness Challenge Donations... WOW!

Discussion in 'SB Fitness Challenge' started by erparamedic, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. almitywife

    almitywife Vegemite Mod

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    :huh:

    what does dead mark mean?
     
  2. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Contributor

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    It means that Pete was attempting to get a trademark. But, he abandoned that attempt as of January 2006 by not responding to the Trademark lawyer's request for additional information and specimens of use. At which point it became a "dead" mark

    Lawyers can make things a whole lot harder than they have to... If you search for scuba at the uspto (US Patent and Trademark Office) uspto.gov, you can find about anything you want to concerning living and dead trademarks in the U.S.

    NETDOC is actually trademarked, as is NETDOC.MD
     
  3. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Contributor

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    Here's one for you...

    Jimmy Buffett was given a Trademark on December 26, 2006 for:

    Volcano Nachos
     
  4. shark.byte.usa

    shark.byte.usa Instructor, Scuba

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    sorry I brought it up, just figured if you were implying the name, why not seek permission to use the actual logo instead of seperating it with a space. There are ways around the font issue, not to get all geeky but converting the text to paths would solve that issue. right??

    -Garrett
     
  5. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Contributor

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    Incorrect. Fonts are considered by their path for that reason. Fonts are essentially just paths
     
  6. shark.byte.usa

    shark.byte.usa Instructor, Scuba

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    Incorrect?

    So essentially what your saying is, hypothetically anyone who uses say the Sprint logo (with permission), has to licence the font independantly. Or closer to home any dive shop/website that uses a manufacturers logo on it, which is made from a licensed font must also license the font for their site or any print advertising it places it on. Wrong!

    My point with the text to paths is that you dont' have to have the font installed on your computer to retain the appearance of the logo (text) to place it on your design.

    Now if you were going to write "Fitness Challenge" in the same ScubaBoard font, then yes you would need the font and subsequent license, but not to use the existing SB logo.

    Essentially when you license a font you (usually) agree to not distribute the font set, but original works that include the font characters are yours to do with as you please, by converting the text to paths you do not need to distribute the font set with a source file. Therefore your not violating your licensing agreement.

    But like I said, sorry I brought it up.
     
  7. fairybasslet

    fairybasslet Contributor

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    I think it is beautiful. Great design and graphic. I love it. Hey, I'm done 9 1/2 lbs. :rofl3: JK It's more like 2.5
     
  8. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Contributor

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    Since we were not discussing any other logo, or font, I was referring to the license for this font only. This font allows for installation on 2 computers in the same facility and a single printer (person or company to print it). It also requires a listing of how the font will be used with descriptions.

    Each font is licensed by the developer or company that designed them. You cannot compare anyone's logo or font with anyone else's. Only the licensing can be compared

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    I need to also add that this is for the design side. The printer can break it apart and print it without issues. Only the designer is caught by this issue. If the designer breaks it apart, you run a large grey area of infringement
     
  9. doghouse

    doghouse Contributor

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    That design kicks!
     
  10. erparamedic

    erparamedic Vampire Girl......er Dork

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    I agree... awesome design!!!
     

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