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Re: Patent vs Trade Mark
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A few years ago I found out a major kayak manufacture was about to come out with a "Petrel" kayak. I got in contact with them, pointing out that a quick Google search of "Petrel Kayak" came up with thousands of hits for my design, and maybe before they had a big release party, they might want to think about choosing a different name.

They allowed as how it made sense not to start out with that kind of potential confusion and they came up with a different name. All very amicable. It would have been my tough luck if I hadn't discovered the issue before they had shipped hundreds of kayaks with stickers already applied.

I looked into trademarking "Petrel", and while it wasn't hard to do, someone already had a trademark on the name for a boat design. They objected to my receiving a trademark, but have never bothered me about my using the name for a kayak.

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