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New Ugandan Airline "steals" Logo  
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10327 times:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=5210

Look at that! The new Ugandan carrier Skyjet (well, also the name is familiar!) on uses a logo, that was quite wellknown when this oldie was built. Without any modification and even in the same colours its the Logo of long-gone National Airlines. Not a bad logo, but I wonder if there is still a copyright on it.

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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6075 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10283 times:

Seems highly illegal to me, but great if it can be done legally.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10234 times:

Would definitely seem illegal...??

Looks nice though IMO!


User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 943 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10110 times:

Sweet, an ex DL737 with a NA logo. I'm sure the government there plays by their own rules when it comes to trademarks and related.

User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10089 times:

Well, I don't know about the logo.... but the photo sure is copyrighted!

User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10032 times:

IF news of this gets to the owners of the old National Airlines "Sun_____" logo, I am sure we will hear of some sort of lawsuit to have it's image use either paid for, or being deleted from the plane.


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User currently offlineBURules From United States of America, joined May 2000, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9970 times:

Mmm. Not necessarily. It would only be an issue if the people who owned the trademark had kept up with its registration by using the mark.

While completely surmising here, it wouldn't surprise me if the now-owners of the National Logo (DL via Pan Am?) hadn't done the proper paperwork to maintain it.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9884 times:



Quoting BURules (Reply 6):
While completely surmising here, it wouldn't surprise me if the now-owners of the National Logo (DL via Pan Am?) hadn't done the proper paperwork to maintain it.

Several airlines have used the logo since the acquisition of NA by PA...most recently, Southeast Airlines.


User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9808 times:

I doubt that this airline is actually flying. It seems to have been registered to take advantage of the Commonwealth meeting in Kampala last November, but I have not seen this aircraft at EBB nor seen any coverage of Skyjet in the local press.

Maybe it was stillborn.



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User currently offlineCEO@AFG From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 249 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 9446 times:

From the same website you can view Air Congos ripoff of BA's Chatham Dockyard/Union Flag livery: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=&picid=5206


"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue." Steven McCroskey, Airplane!
User currently offlineDecoder From Finland, joined Jun 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7982 times:

Skyjet? Now there's an airline with a name completely devoid of any originality... Which sort of goes well with the stolen livery.

User currently offlineTopGun3 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6398 times:

Last weekend this Skyjet landed at YXU on the way to Africa.



I also had the pleasure of going airside and taking some close-up shots before it left YXU.



[Edited 2008-11-12 07:31:23]


I'd rather be flying.
User currently offlineN7190JR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5883 times:

American carrier Southeast last had the rights to the logo, and they ceased a couple of years earlier. They prob bought it from that bankruptcy. Interesting to see this logo never die, a lot like Pan Am's.


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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5846 times:

Perhaps they bought the logo? I'd be surprised, but you never know.

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5717 times:

In the first photo of the 737 above the logo is backwards. The "face" should be facing forwards. In the fragment of the tail in Reply 12, it looks like it's correct on the left side, assuming the "face" is in the orange half of the logo on both sides. When used by National, the face (also on the orange half) always faced forward on both sides.

User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5602 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
When used by National, the face (also on the orange half) always faced forward on both sides.

Would that be enough to avoid trademark infringement? I'd think not, but......

On the other hand, was a cool sight to see this flash from the past.

Dave



Can I have a mojito on this flight?
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5428 times:

Any info on this new airline? Callsign? ICAO/IATA code, if any?


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