Laser insignia on non-class sails

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by laser2004, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. laser2004

    laser2004 New Member

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  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    The Class doesn't own the trademark; one of Rastegar's companies does.
    In due time, a (Rastegar) lawyer will send a threatening letter to this Chinese sailmaker, who may or may not care.
     
  3. Ceebee2

    Ceebee2 New Member

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    I also noticed that the picture on the listing appears to show the button and the laser label.
    So they can't be bothered to show their actual sail.
    Don't other replica sails also have the laser emblem? Possibly a different colour though
     
  4. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    The original "practice" version of the Mk II full sail had a blue Laser logo. However it was marketed by LP, so no trademark issues. Still not class legal.
     
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  5. Ceebee2

    Ceebee2 New Member

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    Yes on further web browsing not seen laser symbol on practice sails. Sure I have seen them on non official sails at my club in Thailand. Perhaps people adding them theirselves.
     
  6. AlanD

    AlanD Former ISAF Laser Measurer

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    Because the people who sail lasers permit. If no one purchased it, there would be no market and no fakes. We all know the sources of class legal equipment.
     
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