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* Even the overweight lawyers of Specialized know full well nobody would want to copy a frame with a curved top tube.
In America most cyclists pronounce the Specialized ah-lez, and would pronounce the Neil Pryde ah-leez. The only difference being the long e. Yes we're ignorant but that's besides the point.
The Neil Pryde having been named much more recently than the Specialized could be considered evidence that they intended to capitalize on the Specialized model's reputation by confusing customers. Remember, even if Specialized doesn't think there's been significant encroachment in this instance they still need to defend their marks lest they lose rights in a future more egregious case. An extreme example of that would be Kleenex and Xerox both of which have become generic terms.
Neil Pryde should fire the naming consultant who came up with the name.
In July 2013 we reached out to NeilPryde Bikes to figure out a solution on a bike name that was similar to one of ours, Allez, in addition to their use of the trademarks “Epic” and “Innovate or Die”. We were able to agree on a solution in December. We want to thank the NeilPryde crew for working with us on this. We’d also like to congratulate them on their new name, ‘NAZARE’ and we wish them the best success in their efforts.
What I don't understand at all is why companies, particularly Pinarello... whose bikes are copied like cheap watches and everywhere... don't take a more aggressive approach to all the fake Dogmas etc., out there. It's a joke quite frankly. I guess enforcing those laws in certain countries is more trouble than it's worth in their minds, and they rely on people's common sense to determine which is fake or not. I still wouldn't ride a fake, since these are bikes of unkown origin and quality, plain and simple. And these illegally branded "fakes" are not to be confused with no name open mold stuff which is not pretending to be something it isn't. Still, I know people riding around on these fakes that truly think that they are essentially riding real "Dogmas" or whatever, except that they got a "deal" because all the middle men and marketing dollars have been removed. It's laughable. But hey, if it works for them...
Agreed about the Chiarellos. I suspect that it's difficult to make headway in the Chinese legal system if you're in Italy.
Calnago wrote:Specialized is certainly defending their brand, for sure... but at a cost it would seem. I wonder if they wouldn't be better off to take a "pick your battles" approach, than to fight every time no matter how trivial it may be to them. Clearly, they see nothing as "trivial".
We don't really know if see nothing as trivial. Also trademarking is clearly not as easy as some think it is.
Nice to know this all happened before Cafe Roubaix. Maybe Specialized should have paid NP a little to sign a non disclosure to avoid more bad press
Leviathan wrote:Yeah, Speshalizzed is totally right, these words are like, totally, the same...
Can't put that one out there without mentioning: "Golden Arches, Golden Arcs". (One of my most favorite movies EVER!)
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