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Post by darklight »

It looks like the current Atari corp are attempting to protect their trademark, by sending cease & desists to atari related websites (or atleast atari2600.org):

http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/08/2 ... amp-Desist

What do people thing about this, and what could it mean for atari-forum.com?
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That's plain silly. why go against ppl who like them ?
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Www.atari2600.org isn't a retro site. Looks like the domain is owned by a cyber-squatter.
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There may be something going on though:
See this thread on AtariAge
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Looks like someone (from whichever company owns the Atari brand these days - Infogrames?) is fishing for monies.
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Mug UK wrote:Looks like someone (from whichever company owns the Atari brand these days - Infogrames?) is fishing for monies.
Yes, and I think any judge would see it for what it is. Doing nothing about it for so many years makes it pretty obvious at best.

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Seems it was just a big misunderstanding, altough it's quite bad thing that this retro boom is going commercial :(
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lp wrote:
Mug UK wrote:Looks like someone (from whichever company owns the Atari brand these days - Infogrames?) is fishing for monies.
Yes, and I think any judge would see it for what it is. Doing nothing about it for so many years makes it pretty obvious at best.
I think Lonny is right - there is actually a defense for these things, revolving around that simple fact (that the people bringing the charges did nothing for years about it - amounts to "Acquiescence"). Estoppel? Is that right?
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There was some legal disclaimer that went with the sale too something along the lines of 'Atari software and hardware must remain as one company' seems it was aquired and disregarded! what happens when _the_real_atari community is 'in fashion' or recognised as worthy?

I guess this is off the back of the Apple Atari app store success! anyhow! unnecessary!!

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