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Does US Have Any Plans For The HP Brand?  
User currently offlineUA735WL From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 154 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6256 times:

I've gotten to wondering- what does US plan on doing with the HP brand? They own the name ( & everything else associated) but are not using it, which ( if my understanding is correct) means that the name will eventually become public domain due to inactivity. They already have renamed two of their regional carriers to preserve ownership of their other inactive brands (PSA & Piedmont)....... so is there any chance that they will do the same with America West? ( Or revive it in some other way?  )


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User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3293 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6116 times:
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It would be amusing to see an E-170 being operated by "America West" wouldn't it?  


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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

I do believe they have so many years before the trademark expires.

US kept Allegheny, PSA, and Piedmont as regionals to keep the trademarks alive, but they have since folded Allegheny into Piedmont, rendering that name inactive as well.

They will probably just let the America West name pass ... just as Delta will do with Northwest.



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User currently offlineBeardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5866 times:

US still has HP and AL logo jets. They should count as exercising their trademarks.

Old HP at LAS, New HP at LAX

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AL at PHL, PI at CLT

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PS at BOS

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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1928 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5841 times:
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All of US Airways aircraft have a sticker with the logos of US and HP by the doorway.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6332 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5456 times:

The trademark is safe since the corporate name is America West.


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User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1146 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5426 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 5):
The trademark is safe since the corporate name is America West.

And what is your cite for that interesting piece of information?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_West_Holdings_Corporation


User currently offlinegigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 5):
The trademark is safe since the corporate name is America West.

Yeah that's definitely not true.

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User currently offlineBeardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 4):
All of US Airways aircraft have a sticker with the logos of US and HP by the doorway.

  


+PS
+PI
+AL



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11501 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

Quoting JBo (Reply 2):

I do believe they have so many years before the trademark expires.

This is not true. A trademark (unlike a copyright or a patent) expires when you stop using the mark. That's probably the reason that the America West logo appears on every US Airways plane.



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User currently onlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 9):
This is not true. A trademark (unlike a copyright or a patent) expires when you stop using the mark. That's probably the reason that the America West logo appears on every US Airways plane.

Which is all subject to factors too, such as selling merchandise (like models, t-shirts, etc) apparently does not count towards "using the marks"



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