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French Citizen Beats Government to Trademarking HADOPI
« on: August 11, 2010, 08:53:32 pm »
http://www.zeropaid.com/news/90244/french-citizen-beats-government-to-trademarking-hadopi/

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HADOPI is effectively an anti-piracy organization that oversees and enforces Frances three strikes law. Unfortunately for HADOPI, someone else took the Trademark of ‘HADOPI’ – someone who just so happens to be opposed by the new French copyright laws to be more precise.

For a lot of French citizens, the word ‘HADOPI’ is often in the same sentence as the word ‘incompetence’. While it might be a harsh criticism, the development of a trademark issue might add fuel to that criticism. A report from Le Provence details the ironic development (Google translated)

Six months before the French government filed for a trademark for ownership of “Hadopi”, French citizen Renaud Veeckman also filed for ownership of that very word. When he filed for the trademark, the institute who manages those trademarks was rather unhappy and said that this filing was a risk to public safety – however the ownership of a name is a risk to public safety.

The translation of the article suggests that since the government didn’t file for the trademark fast enough, Veeckman is more than likely the proud owner of the Trademark “HADOPI” which could no doubt cause problems for the government, but a court of law has yet to decide who the real owner of the “HADOPI” trademark really is.

Don't you just love the irony of that.  :lol:

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