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Old 06 December 2010, 20:52   #1
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Who owns which rights? Amiga Inc/Commodore Inc/Cloanto/Hyperion?

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i'm a little bit confused... who of the 4 companies owns which rights?

Amiga Inc (US) = Amiga logo
Commodore Inc (US) = Commodore logo
Hyperion (Belgium/Germany) = AmigaOS
Cloanto (Italy) = Workbench/Kickroms licensed by ???
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Old 06 December 2010, 21:06   #2
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Cloanto (Italy) = Workbench/Kickroms licensed by ???
Gateway 2000
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Old 06 December 2010, 21:10   #3
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Gateway 2000
Sure?

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Gateway purchased the Amiga assets from Escom in 1997 and since 2000, this Amiga intellectual property has been licensed to Amiga, Inc.
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Old 06 December 2010, 21:12   #4
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Have a look here for at least a partial answer : http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=658705#post658705
There are several threads and I still don't know who actually owns what...
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And Gateway 2000 belongs to Acer since 2007. So, who knows.
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Old 06 December 2010, 22:04   #6
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Really strange:

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The current owner of the trademark, Amiga Inc., has licensed the rights to make hardware using the Amiga brand to a UK computer vendor, Eyetech Group. However, due to poor sales Eyetech suffered substantial losses and ceased trading. In 2010 Commodore USA acquired rights to the Amiga name
So Commodore OWNS the right or just licensed it?
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COMMODORE USA ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF AMIGA EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE LICENSING RIGHTS
http://www.commodoreusa.net/press.html
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Old 06 December 2010, 23:31   #8
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Company to produce new line of Amiga branded keyboard computers
Let's hope they're to be Amiga compatible, not just Amiga branded.
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The most long & drawn out death ever endured...
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does commodore usa have anything to do with the commodore we all knew and loved from the eighties?
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No. It's more brand raping to make a few bucks.
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Old 09 December 2010, 22:46   #12
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I say let 'em. It's inconsequential, we all know who the ones are who keep Amiga alive.
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Let's hope they're to be Amiga compatible, not just Amiga branded.

It says they are Aros compatible..........just PeeCees then
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It says they are Aros compatible..........just PeeCees then
AROS, still shows Workbench window in certain places, .
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AROS, still shows Workbench window in certain places, .
LOL!

Classic support in new Amiga....nuff said.
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Sorry to dig up an old post but who holds the trademark now ?
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offhand, i've no clue, but the Amiga Documents website, is a good source.
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Since the most recent trademark thread has been closed, I thought I should post additional info here to remain on topic. The entire thread is worth a look for those who have attempted to follow all the more recent trademark issues.

Source

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Sorry to dig up an old post but who holds the trademark now ?
This is what you get..... trandmarks exchange hands further down the line..

I think Cloanto has some 'small' stake in this one as well (well they always did)

"Cloanto owns the Amiga Forever and Workbench trademarks and the copyrights to the Commodore/Amiga works as described above."

I know Gateway no longer does

http://amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2015-02-00027-EN.html
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This is the sad fact that future generations won’t get to know Amiga games as the whole Amiga world is screwed between several companies.

I mean the odds of them coming together to release an Amiga mini for people who can plug into their TV is zero.

Even my wife has said why haven’t they released a mini Amiga as she used to love her A600 before I met her, casual gamers want these plug and play machines and as usual the Amiga is being left behind.
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