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Post by Tarquin Mi » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 07:20:51


According to www.global-comm.co.uk they are going to launch
Windows XP portables on September 18th under the Acorn brand, *** ers.
 
 
 

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Post by Paul Viga » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 08:47:30

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


Don't just rant on here about it then! Do something about it.

Report them to Advertising Standards Authority (false advertising, implying
they're a company they're not) and Company's House (fraud, trying to pass
themselves off on the reputation of a past company).

The guy I spoke to at Company's House was very helpful and said they'd
launch an investigation. I said I'd follow it up in a couple of weeks or so.

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Post by Steve Frya » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 20:28:14


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Er, except that they *are* Acorn Computers, as they have the right to use
the trademark.

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Post by mark » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 22:27:36


Exactly, they are doing nothing wrong as they own the trademark to the
name. We should be honoured that ppl want to use acorns good name.
 
 
 

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Post by Paul Viga » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 23:51:40

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

[Snip]


That's not what I said though. They're fraudulently trying to pass
themselves off as the original Acorn, and advertising their 'reputation' in
the past - clearly false because it's a new company and wasn't even trading
when the real Acorn were around.

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Post by Chik » Sun, 10 Sep 2006 23:55:52

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, mark





Language, Timothy.


Haven't we been through this before? Are they Acorn (as in Acorn
Computer, formerly of Cambridge), are they just a company that has
inherited the name from past dealings with the original company or are
they just a company that has picked the name because nobody else is using
it anymore? Whilst there is nothing wrong with them using the name, there
is something definitely unethical about using the reputation, IMHO.


Not really. It still sounds to me like a company that is trying to get an
easy ride to success on the back of a reputation they didn't actually
earn. I am still curious as to the origin of this "Global-Comm" which,
according to their site, was only formed in 1999. I still have a feeling
that I have dealt with them before.

That and the fact that they are actually box-shifters. Not exactly my
favourite brand of computer company, whatever the name.

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Post by Tarquin Mi » Thu, 14 Sep 2006 21:26:08

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Nottingham Trading Standards (0115 9507932) say they will not stop
fakeorn because no one minds as only 1 person (me) has complained.

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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) should start an investigation
into Microsoft's monopoly, http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Reboot Movement (An Anti-Wintel Campaign), http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Court case complete, http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by Tarquin Mi » Thu, 14 Sep 2006 21:56:33

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Forgot to add, D.Young & Co the trademark agents for E14/Cabot n/MSDW do
not know how to find E14 contact details so have not been defending
the trademark and told the patent office to remove the trademarks,
as E14 does not exist. MSDW lawyers are looking at
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ (s).co.uk but have yet to get back to me.
I am not sure it has been given to the right lawyers at MSDW.
 
 
 

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Post by Ams » Fri, 15 Sep 2006 06:05:38


<snip>

I'd tend to agree - if they've bought the trademark "Acorn Computers"
then they can advertise as Acorn Computers.

But then there's the "moral" argument. If someone buys your product
thinking that they're buying something that in some way owes its
existence to the original Acorn that would deception wouldn't it ? I
mean other than the logo and name there is absolutely *nothing* to link
these new machines to Acorn's old ones.

Trouble with the m *** argument is it could also be used on companies
or certain individuals in the Acorn world who sold Acorn users what
were (in effect) simply Windows PC's running a RISC OS software
emulator while describing them as "Hybrid machines" or "RISC OS
machines".

I can't see how one can be indignant at the "new Acorn" while ignoring
the active selling of PC's to Acorn users by some vendors here already.


IMHO neither should have happened, whether it is "legal" or not.


Regards

Annraoi