CUK trademark confusion with Tour of Cambridgeshire/Ayrshire race organiser

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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby mjr » 9 Aug 2017, 12:38pm

PH wrote:Seriously, who would have thought that Cycling UK spent all that time effort and money on the branding, then used something completely different?

CUK has previously junked branding and even a name that had a lot of time, effort and money spent on it, hasn't it?
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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby PH » 9 Aug 2017, 12:41pm

If you keep looking hard enough you'll keep finding fault...
Even where there is none.

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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby mjr » 9 Aug 2017, 1:24pm

PH wrote:If you keep looking hard enough you'll keep finding fault...
Even where there is none.

Funny - I was just thinking something similar :P
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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby gaz » 9 Aug 2017, 1:32pm

The same rectangular logo appears on the organisers own website and the pages for their Tour of Ayrshire. No mention of Cycling UK in list of sponsors/supporters.

Trademark infringement?
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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby gaz » 9 Aug 2017, 1:45pm

Graham wrote:I would prefer that ******* don't get any sort of mention on this forum.

Sooner or later I would like to move this topic out of public view.

I hope that this is not unacceptable to above posters ?

It's going to depend on the outcome.

If the rectangular logo turns out to be evidence of a connection betweed Cycling UK and the company that must not be named then forum rules would allow them to post a link to their events on the relevant board.

If no such connection exists then the forum rules allow you to dump the whole thread without any consultation.
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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby Graham » 9 Aug 2017, 2:58pm

Perhaps, once the dust has settled ( on this topic ) I will translate the ******* to "NorovirusCyclingExperiences".

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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby Bsteel » 9 Aug 2017, 3:49pm

To avoid posting links, a Google search on "We are Cycling" answers the questions above.

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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby Psamathe » 9 Aug 2017, 4:14pm

Bsteel wrote:To avoid posting links, a Google search on "We are Cycling" answers the questions above.

So are there We Are Cycling FR, We Are Cycling NL, etc, under the global brand ?

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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby mjr » 9 Aug 2017, 5:08pm

Bsteel wrote:To avoid posting links, a Google search on "We are Cycling" answers the questions above.

First appeared online December 2015 - CTC's trademark filing was 16 February 2016. Who's infringed whose trademark? :eek:
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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby thirdcrank » 9 Aug 2017, 5:16pm

mjr wrote: ... First appeared online December 2015 - CTC's trademark filing was 16 February 2016. Who's infringed whose trademark? :eek:


Is there a link or links? To save looking it up, has the CTC registered both "Cycling UK" and "We are cycling?"

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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby gaz » 9 Aug 2017, 5:21pm

Latest: https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmcas ... 0003150027

All CTC trademarks: https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmown ... 0003150027

I have no knowledge of trademark legislation from which to make any informed comment.
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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby gaz » 9 Aug 2017, 5:41pm

mjr wrote:First appeared online December 2015 - CTC's trademark filing was 16 February 2016. Who's infringed whose trademark? :eek:

Have to agree. Entry for wearecycling.com with the oblong logo (featuring .com rather than uk) on waybackmachine for Dec 2015.

I think that more or less concludes that the logo is not an endorsement from we are cycling UK the cyclists' champion.

I've no interest in a re-enactment of the re-branding debate.
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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby mjr » 9 Aug 2017, 6:16pm

gaz wrote:I've no interest in a re-enactment of the re-branding debate.

Me neither but did anyone spot this already-launched similar brand during it? If it's news, I'll go summarise in a new topic so the mods can feed this one to the goat or rip its guts out or whatever as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Tour of Cambridgeshire race, not supported by Cycling UK

Postby gaz » 9 Aug 2017, 6:58pm

Brands similar to Cycling UK were spotted and commented on, including the one under discussion, which had slipped my mind.

The other CTC website has also been rebranded. Whatever name you choose someone else will be using something similar.

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Re: CUK support of Tour of Cambridgeshire race

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2017, 6:05am

Graham wrote:I would prefer that ******* don't get any sort of mention on this forum.

Sooner or later I would like to move this topic out of public view.

I hope that this is not unacceptable to above posters ?


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