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    No MM branded watches allowed

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchuseek Admin View Post
    Hi all,

    Sorry to announce to you that we at Watchuseek no longer allow the use of "...... ........" other than related to the real Panerai product.

    Here's why: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/madrid?madridnum=M850768

    Hope you will understand.
    About Marina Militare posts


    EDIT: For clarification, no discussions, pictures, or links to MM branded watches other than related to the real Panerai product. Unbranded or other brand name watches of similar style are OK.


    Cheers,
    gigfy
    Last edited by gigfy; June 12th, 2013 at 19:58.
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    Re: Please read this concerning Marina Militare

    I quess we start using MM style homage instead. No problem

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    Question Re: Please read this concerning certain "Homage" watches

    Ouch...

    but can we still talk about Parnis here?

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    Re: Please read this concerning certain "Homage" watches

    Quote Originally Posted by marnix_moed View Post
    Ouch...

    but can we still talk about Parnis here?
    Yes, Parnis is OK.

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    Re: Please read this concerning certain "Homage" watches

    Goooood, since Parnis has almost all model of euh... how do we say it here nowadays... Scooby-Doo watches? :P

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    Re: Please read this concerning certain "Homage" watches

    I found this today:

    http://www.mmt500.com/index.asp?sezione=40

    They claim to be watch authorized suppliers for the Italian Navy, and they use the "forbidden words" in their watches, endorsed by the real "MM" itself, as per what they say.

    Interesting...

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    Re: Please read this concerning certain "Homage" watches

    Hm... and after reading gifgy's link, I thought only Panerai has the right to use the line ...... Militare on the dials.

    Interesting...

    But scooby doo watches probably are still off-limit.

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    Re: Please read this concerning certain "Homage" watches

    I do not think it would be possible to enforce the "MM" patent in Italy. And I do not think the real "MM" would be very happy on Panerai's patent.

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    Re: Please read this concerning certain "Homage" watches

    I am much amused (particularly as I am a translator) by the translation given: Military ....... What a wonderful concept: a military yacht harbour. Stupid gits!
    Harry
    PS Good thing we don't have much occasion to write about Princess ......!

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    Re: Please read this concerning certain "Homage" watches

    Quote Originally Posted by ral View Post
    I do not think it would be possible to enforce the "MM" patent in Italy. And I do not think the real "MM" would be very happy on Panerai's patent.
    I agree.

    Perhaps one day somebody will market a watch called 'Royal Australian Navy' (unlikely), but there is no way that they could enforce exclusive branding rights in this country, particularly with regard to equipment make specifically for the RAN and being required to be marked as such.

    It makes about as much sense as patenting a gene (who are you? God?), but thems the rules and we have to comply. Perhaps it is worth challenging, but...

    ...not on this forum.
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