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CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:05 pm

It seems newcomer Mahogany Air of South Africa have a familiar logo.

www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=8996
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:07 pm

Hopefully they got permission or the Saul Bass copyright expired?
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:07 pm

And it appears that on the body of the aircraft between Mahogany and Air is the Piedmont Airlines old logo.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:18 pm

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 1):
Hopefully they got permission or the Saul Bass copyright expired?

International copyright law can be a tricky thing as well.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:55 pm

Guys, what's the problem here?
I mean, come on. The Continental logo was a circle with stripes going SIDEWAYS.
This thing is a circle with them going VERTICALLY.
I mean, there's no similarity whatsoever. It's completely different.
AND, I forgot to mention, it's GRAY.
Totally different.
 
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:10 pm

LOL they stole Continental AND Piedmont's logos! Jerks.
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:14 pm

And here I was hoping they were doing CO and UA (and associated carriers) nostalgia liveries.
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:31 pm

Quoting JBo (Reply 3):
International copyright law can be a tricky thing as well.

Especially when it's a different part of the world where the original entities never did business and where the original entities are no longer in business.

Hard to argue that it's creating brand confusion or stealing revenue by deception.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:47 pm

One of hose entities is still in existence in the US with the logo being visible on the fuselage of the aircraft as you board a Dash 8.
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:54 pm

Tease! This reads like there is meatball action on a PMCO 739ER or something. Actually would like to see that flying around for nostalgia purposes!
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:24 pm

Quoting stxbohn (Reply 9):
Actually would like to see that flying around for nostalgia purposes!

I'd like to see the return of CO for a myriad of reasons, nostalgia being the least of them.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:35 pm

Quoting globalflyer (Reply 2):
And it appears that on the body of the aircraft between Mahogany and Air is the Piedmont Airlines old logo.

No, it's the CURRENT Piedmont logo! Even worse. There is no way they received permission to use that logo. Given that, I doubt they have permission to use the meatball either. Doesn't inspire much confidence...
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:38 pm

I've loved in South Africa for almost all my life, and this is the first time I ever heard of such an airline. I feel like like they're going to try and compete with Federal Air...

The livery looks horrid, either way. Plus, I don't think that Mahogany will ever reach the size that it will become an issue.

[Edited 2014-09-15 14:42:12]
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:54 pm

Hey it could be worse...

http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/3/2/0/6320.1135861200.jpg

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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:13 pm

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 13):
Hey it could be worse...

As bizarre as it is, I believe this usage of the Pan Am name is legally in the clear, as railroad operator Guilford bought the rights at some point for some reason.
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:25 pm

I think the point was, we could be seeing the logo slapped on a train car rather than gracing the side of an airplane.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:52 pm

I'm just enjoying the irony that the picture in OP's article is copyrighted and cannot be used without permission. LOL.
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:08 am

All it needs now are a tulip, a critter, and Nanook.
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:49 am

When I was at LIT, the other day, I saw an RJ taxiing that still had the CO meatball on the tail but no noticeable other forms of livery on it.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:21 am

Quoting mayor (Reply 18):
When I was at LIT, the other day, I saw an RJ taxiing that still had the CO meatball on the tail but no noticeable other forms of livery on it.

"Still"? The advent of the regional jet was after the meatball was replaced by the globe. No RJ ever wore the meatball scheme.
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:33 am

When I read the title, I thought UA was getting another retro jet  
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:57 am

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Reply 20):
When I read the title, I thought UA was getting another retro jet

Hahaha

For a minute there I thought the very same thing. Thought UA would pull a DP and introduce heritage liveries.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:48 pm

It's Piedmontinental Airlines!
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:20 pm

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 19):

Quoting mayor (Reply 18):
When I was at LIT, the other day, I saw an RJ taxiing that still had the CO meatball on the tail but no noticeable other forms of livery on it.

"Still"? The advent of the regional jet was after the meatball was replaced by the globe. No RJ ever wore the meatball scheme.


However! The BAe146 did have the Meatball logo on it, in the 80s. It flew with Presidential out IAD to FLA destinations.

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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:41 pm

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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:23 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 19):

"Still"? The advent of the regional jet was after the meatball was replaced by the globe. No RJ ever wore the meatball scheme.

That's my mistake.....I was mistaking the meatball with the globe.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:53 pm

Quoting ABQopsHP (Reply 23):
However! The BAe146 did have the Meatball logo on it, in the 80s. It flew with Presidential out IAD to FLA destinations.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:15 pm

Quoting vatveng (Reply 17):
All it needs now are a tulip, a critter, and Nanook.

It really could use Herman the Duck.
 
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:51 pm

Looks more like the candy that N505fx uses

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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:58 pm

It is a lawsuit. The thing is does UCH want to spend the time and money chasing an international trademark infringement? It is not changed enough to orient it vertically.
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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:07 pm

Quoting VC10er (Reply 29):
It is a lawsuit. The thing is does UCH want to spend the time and money chasing an international trademark infringement? It is not changed enough to orient it vertically.

A losing proposition more than likely.

And the 'tulip' still lives on,

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RE: CO Meatball Logo Flies Again

Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:17 am

Looks very much like the Daewoo logo instead of CO.

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