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Czech Trucking Company Using Japan Airlines Logo?  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3822 posts, RR: 51
Posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8584 times:

I've seen this for the third time now on a German highway: a Czech trucking company that seems to use the Japan Air Lines logo. I memorized the url printed on the truck this time and looked it up when I got home. The logo looks 100% like the Japanese carrier's logo, so I googled to find out if they have any connection (like one company investing in the other). I couldn't find anything, so I have to assume they are using the logo illegally? Or is it just a coincidence? They also seem to run a gas station with the same logo. Maybe some of our Czech A.net members can comment?

Decide for yourself...

http://www.zaruba.cz

http://www.zaruba.cz/images/cerpaci1.jpg



And here's Japan Airlines...



Soren   

[Edited 2012-11-21 09:34:40]


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User currently offlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8495 times:

Well, JAL stopped using said logo for a long time. Perhaps this trucking company thought it would be ok to use it (with some minor modifications)?

Regardless, I smell a cease and desist order in the near future.

[Edited 2012-11-21 09:48:29]


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User currently offlinelows From Austria, joined Oct 2011, 1159 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8489 times:

No, they are at least a little different. Compare, for example, the neck of the crane. Or the beak. Or that on the left wink of the JL logo is a deep dip of white. Not so in the Czech logo.

User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 877 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8468 times:

No, JAL have gone back to using the crane logo again now since re-emerging from their financial troubles.
But I suppose the trucking company could agrue that the symbol is a swan rather than a crane...


User currently offlineKoosi From Czech Republic, joined May 2005, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7451 times:

Yes, it does look pretty similar, but saying it's "100% like the Japanese carrier's logo" is stretching it. I'm not saying I like the fact that they (most likely) basically copied JAL's logo but at least they had enough courtesy to change the colors and the shape of the head and neck. Also, the areas in between the feathers (or whatever it is) seem wider and shorter.

User currently offlinetrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 567 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6586 times:

How about this one? Well-known Seino trucks in Japan have this logo.
I wonder if QF are planning legal action... I think not.
http://www.seeklogo.com/seino-transportation-logo-124543.html


User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6158 times:

Oooooh, bad job. That could cause troubles.

User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3213 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5958 times:

I've got a far more blatant one for you.

Airbus' logo.

www.stockland.com.au

it's a major australian shopping centre and property developer.


User currently offlinechumley From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5462 times:

Trademarks are an interesting study in Law. Large companies such as airlines can usually protect their brand from other similar marks, but not always. Especially when the trademarks are in two entirely different industries. For instance, if there was an airline named Apple, the computer company may have no ability to stop it because there would be little confusion to consumers over what product/service the two companies are offering, they are very different.

In this case however, you could argue that both JAL and the Czech trucking company are in the transportation and freight business, which could certainly raise concerns.

I suspect that in this case however, it comes down to the specifics of Czech copyright law. In a more famous case, Budweiser (the beer brand of Anheuser-Busch InBev) is not permitted to use it's brand name in the Czech Republic due to a local Czech brand of Bud that existed before the American beer arrived there. Despite years of legal battles, A-B was never able to win in Czech court.

Not to mention, JAL does not do business in the Czech Republic, so it probably has very little ability to defend it's brand there.


User currently offlinevirgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Haha, airline logos are all over the Jeepneys in the Philippines... Any logo actually...

User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5382 times:

Quoting trent1000 (Reply 5):
I wonder if QF are planning legal action... I think not.

But the Seino kangaroo has a Joey in her pouch [which QF doesn't] - v sweet.


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4237 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

I don't know the trademark laws in the Czech Republic, but I think that if they were going to take action legally or even if they could , they would have done so already.


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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8675 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4098 times:

Quoting brilondon (Reply 11):
I don't know the trademark laws in the Czech Republic, but I think that if they were going to take action legally or even if they could , they would have done so already.

What if Japan Airlines does not know before this thread was even born???

KH



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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25358 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days ago) and read 4008 times:

Quoting chumley (Reply 8):
Not to mention, JAL does not do business in the Czech Republic, so it probably has very little ability to defend it's brand there.

You can book JAL flight numbers to/from PRG as they codeshare with both BA via LHR and AF via CDG, so it could be argued that a ticket sold by a travel agent in PRG and booked on JL numbers on both sectors qualifies as doing business there.


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4237 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days ago) and read 3969 times:

Quoting chumley (Reply 8):
if there was an airline named Apple,

There is a vacation company by that name ironically. They are in two very different industries and their logo is different. I am guessing that JAL probably knows about the use of the logo but has no grounds for any litigation because it does not impact them at all.



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User currently offlinerikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 4 days ago) and read 3905 times:

Another example, but both defunct:

The ORIGINAL....

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Photo © MICHAEL BAKER




The COPY....

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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Thomas Naas

http://195.130.253.77/Default.aspx?lang=en (better view of the logo...blatant plagerism)



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User currently offlinerikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

errr... Air Vallee still alive, it looks like...


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