The real story behind the Chevrolet bow tie

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Thought this was very interesting. I wonder if someone would be able to make a trademark infringement claim, or if that other business is even in businesses anymore.

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    http://huffineschevy.posterous.com/the-real-story-behind-chevrolets-bow-tie
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  2. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    ???? Is there a story behind this?
     
  3. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Ok never mind I found it....:great:
     
  4. UpsetProps

    UpsetProps Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Interesting
     
  5. barefoot greg

    barefoot greg Rockstar 100 Posts

    i had heard the story of the wall paper before but never this one, kinda neat.

    Give it a week and the ancient astronaut theorists on the history channel will get ahold of it, say they supposedly found a bowtie carved in ancient ruins, and that Durant was in contact with extra terrestrial knowledge. That show cracks me up!
     
  6. stchman

    stchman Active Member 1 Year 1000 Posts

    I guess back then logos were not as well protected from trademark violation. I wonder if that company is still in business in some form.
     
  7. donyms

    donyms Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Good info Steve. I always wondered where the Bowtie was from. Thanks for the post. :glasses:
     
  8. Jamm3r

    Jamm3r Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Trademarks are only protected by law within the industry where they are used or where they might confuse purchasers. There is also a requirement to defend the trademark since a pattern of otherwise infringing use over a period of years may establish a competing claim.
     
  9. Aeropagus

    Aeropagus Rockstar Platinum Contributor 100 Posts

    companies have to keep applying for trademark renewal as well, thats one reason that they change their logos from time to time, helps to keep it fresh and it's a new trademark with a new start date.
     

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