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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby Toby » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:22 pm

Why?

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby iriejohn » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:39 pm

At a pure guess this would make sense if the right to use the word "North" has for some reason been withdrawn by the ultimate owner of the word "North" (which I assume is a trademark).

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby Liquidleisure » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:07 pm

the license to use the brand was only 10 years. they have not renewed for economic reasons I suppose ...

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby effisk » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm

South Kites used to be a kitesurfing brand. Now known as "Magic Bruce".

duotonekiteboarding.com has also been recently registered (23 January): https://www.whois.com/whois/duotonekiteboarding.com

If there rumours were to be true, "Duotone" sounds like a poor choice.

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby alunj » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:24 pm

EU017607573

Is the European trademark . Published just last month and registered to boards and more . North kiteboarding is registered to north sails in the US

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby effisk » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:32 pm

alunj wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:24 pm
EU017607573

Is the European trademark . Published just last month and registered to boards and more . North kiteboarding is registered to north sails in the US
I was doing the same search on the INPI website :D

So basically Boards & More does not own the brand. They own Fanatic however, this would have been a better contender for the new name.

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby Toby » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:58 pm

I think it is better in this case to have a completely new name instead of taking one out of your existing portfolio...

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby NorCalNomad » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:11 am

TomW wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Will they fix the zippers on their bags now?
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby iriejohn » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:34 am

effisk wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm
South Kites used to be a kitesurfing brand. Now known as "Magic Bruce".

duotonekiteboarding.com has also been recently registered (23 January): https://www.whois.com/whois/duotonekiteboarding.com

If there rumours were to be true, "Duotone" sounds like a poor choice.
Already posted on 9th post of this thread.

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby effisk » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:03 am

iriejohn wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:34 am
effisk wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm
South Kites used to be a kitesurfing brand. Now known as "Magic Bruce".

duotonekiteboarding.com has also been recently registered (23 January): https://www.whois.com/whois/duotonekiteboarding.com

If there rumours were to be true, "Duotone" sounds like a poor choice.
Already posted on 9th post of this thread.
nope, different domain name.


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