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Old 03 November 2010, 22:36   #1
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Amiga, Inc. Selling Amiga Trademark

http://www.osnews.com/story/23983/Am...miga_Trademark

And here we go again...
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Old 03 November 2010, 23:51   #2
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I dunno whether to or .

Goes to show just how much effort Mr. McEwen put into the Amiga all those years ago - zilcho!
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Old 04 November 2010, 00:27   #3
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Lets have a whip round, and buy it ourselves
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Old 04 November 2010, 01:30   #4
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I dunno whether to or .

Goes to show just how much effort Mr. McEwen put into the Amiga all those years ago - zilcho!
This was not just the only time Amiga was sold, it was first bought by Commodore International way back in then. When Commodore International went bankrupt it was bought by Escom on 1994. Then in 1996 it was sol again to Gateway 2000 then in 1999 amiga was sold again to Amino Development.

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Old 04 November 2010, 04:29   #5
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We will give two of these for it but they must leave out AmigaDE.

http://www.cafepress.com/amizilla.9875668
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Old 04 November 2010, 04:32   #6
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Old 04 November 2010, 11:11   #7
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Old 04 November 2010, 11:29   #8
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Lets have a whip round, and buy it ourselves
Actually this could be an option to have a community buy-out much like some football clubs and other associations. I don't know who/how etc. but it could happen in theory.
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The community is too splintered for that. No-one would agree where to take it and it'd continue being a mess.

I wish the name would die already.
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I demand a Raider revival!!!




/me wonders why noone tries to revive the 'Spectrum' as a brand...
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Old 04 November 2010, 12:42   #11
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The community is too splintered for that. No-one would agree where to take it and it'd continue being a mess.

I wish the name would die already.
yes, the sooner the Amiga name dies, the sooner we can start bullshitting about how great it was!
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Old 04 November 2010, 12:46   #12
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WTF is a Raider! Save the Polly Waffle!

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Raider is a German Twix, do you not get them over in Germany any more or is it a Marathon / Snickers moment?

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...or is it a Marathon / Snickers moment?
If Marathon was renamed to Snickers, then yes
Edit : Just looked it up. Indeed, a Marathon / Snickers moment
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Old 04 November 2010, 15:04   #15
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personally I believe that the only reason they are selling them is the fact they have no product (and unlikely ever to have one).

Trademarks rely on having a product or service to trade - if they don't - they loose the legal right to trade goods and or services under that trademark.


I suspect that when it comes to renewing the trademark they have run out of 1980's 28.8k baud modems to use as products sold - thus they will loose the trademark anyway - after all - with no products or services in the last 10 or so many years they have been winging it anyway..

I say - let them expire - and then let a real team of developers build a product to carry on the name in another time...

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Old 07 November 2010, 23:37   #16
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/me wonders why noone tries to revive the 'Spectrum' as a brand...
THAT IS A TWIX!!!
Anyway, bit old but not a lot of people know.
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Old 07 November 2010, 23:58   #17
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This was not just the only time Amiga was sold, it was first bought by Commodore International way back in then. When Commodore International went bankrupt it was bought by Escom on 1994. Then in 1996 it was sol again to Gateway 2000 then in 1999 amiga was sold again to Amino Development.
Yep, was there when it all ended, sold off, bought, sold etc, false promises, ignoring the end user etc.

I really hope noone buys the name and McEwen goes bankrupt as the Amiga brand has had 15 years of just crap with whomever has owned her.

I wish Amiga were sold to someone responsible like, Jens, Toni, Michael Böhmer, Dave Haynie (you get the picture) for the princely sum of 1 Euro.....

/dream mode off
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Now we should all guess who this 'Amiga' is : http://www.androidguys.com/2011/04/0...d-tablet-fray/ ...
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Oh WTF.. How can they call those pieces of crap an Amiga?

If I could afford to go and belt some sense into McEwen, I would. I am sick of seeing my favourite computer being insulted time after time again.
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Now we should all guess who this 'Amiga' is : http://www.androidguys.com/2011/04/0...d-tablet-fray/ ...
I wonder who's using the name now... Probably some random Chinese company?

BTW, an interesting note, if you search in the comments under that article, you can see that Dave Haynie himself commented on it
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