gaz wrote:IMO the decision to rebrand as "Cycling UK" is likely to have been subject to confidentiality clauses, nevertheless it has leaked out. There was mention on here of the name before the trademark registration was uncovered.
So once the confidentiality clauses have failed and the rumour mill is in full swing it's damage limitation time, the situation has become a firefight and the original timetable to inform the MGs and others before the public announcement is out the window.
That doesn't seem likely because surely people know that trademark registrations are public (what would be the point otherwise?) and it's likely that some of those who monitor registrations as part of their jobs are likely to be CTC members or sympathisers?
As soon as that registration was published, WACU was going to be public knowledge and that must have been part of the timetable, so it seems more likely that there was no intent to inform MGs beforehand.