Mr Forrester - yoohoo!!! You are not playing ther game by YOUR OWN RULES IN ALLOWING THESE FRIVOLOUS POSTS ABOUT COPYRIGHT. The posters are clearly and tendentiously ignoring the original poster's theory by carrying on about this crap.

Time to lean on the "moderator's switch". HIGH TIME

Kim Jones



On 06/10/2005, at 9:22 AM, Russell Standish wrote:

I just checked the Australian patent office website - I meant
"design", not "pattern". I wonder where I got the name "pattern" from
- did it used to be used, or is my fading memory of IP nomenclature?

A design would be what Coca-Cola would register to prevent Pepsi from
selling their coke in the classic Coca-Cola shaped bottles. It is not
a patent, since it is not an invention as such. It more akin to a
trademark, something linked to a particular brand in the minds of the
consumer.

Hope that clarifies.

Cheers

On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 07:15:16PM -0400, Benjamin Udell wrote:

You're right, I shouldn't say that a copyright is "granted." The issue in copyrights is establishing that one in fact has the copyright, i.e., that one is the originator of the work or that one has obtained rights to it, and that it's something such that the government should recognize it as being subject to copyright law.

I've never heard of a "pattern" as something akin to a patent or a copyright, and a quick check of dictionary.com didn't clarify. Is it a concept used in Britain and/or Australia?



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