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Re: Patent vs Trade Mark
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To me this is a fair way to deal with it. For example, Joe Greenly has the "rolling recess", this is a form of recessed cockpit. If he had a trademark, he could stop anyone from having a rolling recess, he just could stop anyone from having a recess suitable for rolling.

I don't know if you have a typo there, Nick.

You are referring to this, I guess:

Redfish's unique "Roller's Recess TM" lowers the rear of the coaming to allow for comfortable and efficient layback rolls.

From the page: http://www.redfishkayak.com/king.htm

Well, apparently it is trademarked. So nobody else is 'allowed' to call the (very common) recessed coaming back a "Roller's Recess".

But, I don't think that restricts anybody from building boats like that. And, since a lot of kayaks have recessed coamings at the back edge of the cockpit (NDK, Mariner Elan, Bjorn Thomasson's designs, etc etc), it takes a lot of nerve to call it 'unique' !
Prior art, patents, etc etc etc......

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