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21095Re: [SCA-JML] On the registering of Mon quick questions

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  • Horatius at the Bridge
    May 11, 2006
      THank you very much for the information.


      "History doesn't always repeat itself. Sometimes it just screams, 'Why don't
      you listen to me?' and lets fly with a big stick." --John W. Campbell Jr





      >From: Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...>
      >Reply-To: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
      >To: sca-jml@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [SCA-JML] On the registering of Mon quick questions
      >Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 21:07:15 -0400
      >
      >Noble Cousin!
      >
      >Greetings from Solveig!
      >
      > > 1. When registering a mon, does it make a difference if the annulet is
      > > round, square or hexagonal? Or does the word annulet describe only one
      > > particular shape?
      >
      >Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends on exactly what you are doing and how
      >the CoA decides to treat it. If the annulet goes all the way to the
      >edge, then it becomes a border and all borders of the same tincture are
      >equivalent. Incidentally, while there are a few examples of annulets in
      >pre-1600 kamon, they are not particularly popular until after 1600.
      >Basically, it is usually better style NOT to have an annulet.
      >
      > > 2. If the mon being registered bears an unitentional resemblance to a
      > > now
      > > (presumably) defunct company can it still be registered? [I discovered
      > > that
      > > something similar to the device I"m trying to get registered was used
      > > by a
      > > film company in the early 60s. I can see at least 4 points of
      > > difference,
      > > but this concerns me nonetheless.]
      >
      >The College of Arms does not currently compare things to trademarks.
      >Your only problem might be obtrusive modernity.
      >
      > Your Humble Servant
      > Solveig Throndardottir
      > Amateur Scholar
      >
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