Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/03

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Subject: Re: LUG logo
From: Bert Keuken <>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 22:27:16 +0100

At 10:42 2-11-97 -0800, you wrote:

>From: "Roger Beamon" <>
>Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 06:14:43 -0700
>Subject: Re: LUG Logo

>A word of caution here, Alastair. I mentioned to Hans in private email 
>that the red meatball and the highly styled word Leica may be 
>trademarks of Leica and can not be used by other than themselves and 
>authorized dealers. I feel pretty sure that there is a reason that Jim 
>Kuehl does not use them in his Shutterbug ads. 
>It might be prudent to check with Leica on this, Perhaps they would say 
>"fine if not used by someone in the business". I frankly don't know, 
>but better safe than sorry. Sam Shoshan, recently authorized Leica 
>dealer reads this list. Sam, any comments?

You're probably right about the trademark Roger, I do realize that. Perhaps
it's better to ask Leica first.
Suppose I want to write a book about the Leica M system. It's pretty
obvious I'd like to use the Leica logo on the cover. Do you have ask
permission for that? Or is it enough to mention that the book contains
Leica trademarks?
Perhaps Marc James Small can shed some light on this trademark matter?
Bert Keuken