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Brian60

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Plimsoll mark - copyright theft!
« on: May 14, 2018, 11:30:44 am »

When it comes to copyrighting other peoples work for their own financial greed  gain the Americans know no bounds! This guy has copyrighted the ships Plimsoll mark and claims ownership. What was the US patent office thinking of???

http://gcaptain.com/us-company-claims-ownership-of-plimsoll-mark/

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Re: Plimsoll mark - copyright theft!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 12:59:04 pm »

More to do with clothing and products, but still funny..

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Re: Plimsoll mark - copyright theft!
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2018, 05:13:50 pm »

I will watch with interest while he tries to persuade Liberian and Panamanian shipping companies to stump up royalties for using his copyright. 
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Re: Plimsoll mark - copyright theft!
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2018, 05:21:51 pm »

I have a whisky tumbler with the Plimsoll mark etched on. Obviously one should fill to the Freshwater mark.....

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Re: Plimsoll mark - copyright theft!
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2018, 08:29:04 pm »

This happened to Hector Handyside of Amble, one of the best Coble builders. He took an American gent under his wing and taught him quite a lot. Lo and behold he (american) went and patented the lot, I believe it was kicked into touch. nemesis
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Re: Plimsoll mark - copyright theft!
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 08:29:23 pm »

Only so called traded marked in the US . I will never stand up in court out side the US as its not a global trade mark .


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