I read in another Forum that just recently, LX applied for the copyrights for the trademarked Swissair brand. A quick search in Switzerland's trademark, patent and designs register database revealed the following:
Nice classification no.
1 - 4, 6 - 10, 12, 14, 16 - 18, 20 - 22, 24 - 25, 27 - 29, 32 - 45
Swiss International Air Lines AG, Malzgasse 15, 4052 Basel
The application seems to be pending and awaits approval, even though it names LX as the owner, but it might be the case that a applicant for a "dead" trademark is listed as the owner until the application is accepted or rejected, I don't quite know what to make of it, but what i do now is that LX is currently not the legal owner of the Swissair brand, or at least hasn't been after Swissair collapsed, and when LH took over.
Could we see a brand change back to Swissair? I personally can't see it happen and don't know why they'd do that, now that SWISS has become a more or less well-recognised brand worldwide, even though, years after it's demise, Swissair is still well known across the globe, and a lot of people still think that LX = SR. But then again, why would they apply in the first place?
It's a long shot, but who knows?
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[Edited 2007-12-04 15:25:53]