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Used Bmw Parts

Discussion in 'Portfolio Board' started by Des6139, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

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    Hi i have a customer,he is selling used BMW parts and wants a signs to say so
    He is open to the name Q used parts,but iam not sure if this is legal
     

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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Don't know the laws in Ireland but in the US it would definitely be illegal because it implies connection and authorization with and from BMW.
     
  3. Des6139

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    Thanks for that fred
    I taught as much but i need the sign (to say bmw) without saying bmw.
     
  4. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    Who Wants Used Parts??
     
  5. 1leonchen

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    a new bmw sarter 880 usd

    transmision 8 thousand need i go further

    i would remove all bmw logo sign and cars try to do the car grill or something like that collect cash not cheque just in case. no trace
     
  6. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

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    need i say any more
     
  7. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    Ouch!@
     
  8. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    you can say BMW USED PARTS....... as that is what they are!!!!!
    JUST DONT USE THE LOGO!!!!
    had a shop in sarasota, did work on JAGS...........
    his sign had the words JAGUAR REPAIR.
    jaguar came after him..................Told him he could use the name of the car BUT..he couldnt use the drop down J, AS IN THE LOGO!!!!!!
     
  9. JManes7

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    Could you just shadow in an outline of the BMW Logo in a solid color? If you can't figure out what I am going for, i'll post a design later. I think doing that would change the Logo enough to where it would not be Trademarked anymore.
     
  10. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    everyone who has one and needs a part:wink:

    go with the words, no logo and you'll have a sign that will tell people what they need to know and not break any logo use rules
     
  11. Steve Werner

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    Interesting question. I have a friend who owns an independent BMW auto repair shop. In the original artwork for his advertising he used the BMW Roundel ( logo ) on his advertising. Within one month he received a letter from BMW North America telling him it was illegal to use their Roundel ( logo ) in his advertising. Upon investigation with an attorney he found out he would advertise all he wanted that he worked on BMW's, just couldn't use the Roundel. I'm sure BMW would feel the same way about that in any part of the world.
     
  12. Des6139

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    Thanks for all your input guys.
    As it happens ,today customer wants to do away with the Q a go with full roundel (logo) but after reading threads i will have to advise him not to.
     
  13. houseofgrafix

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    Just hire me to come work for you!
    Went to Dublin in 06 and loved it!
     
  14. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    try hangin a HARLEY LOGO NEXT TO IT.......and see who comes after him 1ST!!!!HAHAHAHAHAHA
     
  15. houseofgrafix

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    0/10
     
  16. Des6139

    Des6139 Member

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    Just an update one year later
    customer got solicitors letter this month,
    instant removal & destruction of signs or €5000 fine.
    If the signs remain up he will become liable for any of BMW Ireland,losses while the signs are up :ROFLMAO:
    Signs are down today
     
  17. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Well that just proves the point about copyrights...
    but I do have a question...what if you bought a licensed BMW logo sign
    and installed it next to your sign that read BMW Used Parts?
     
  18. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    I'm not sure if i'm correct but....

    Just because you buy a sign doesn't mean you can use it if it's a registered trademark to draw business. There wouldn't be a difference if you found it or bought it.

    It would be like buying a old Sunco Gas Station sign and putting it in front of a gas station that sells lower quality gas.

    It's still copyright infringement.
     
  19. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I can see that, but I've sen lots of "aftermarket" vendors that have Harley, Ford, Mercedes etc signs, logos, posters etc and I don't think I've ever seen this be a problem if it's not used as part of a "logo" sign or ad....definately a grey area
     
  20. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    grey indeed.

    but i'm sure to those companies they are in black and white.
     
  21. CheapVehicleWrap

    CheapVehicleWrap Very Active Member

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    Trademark infringement.
     
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