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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
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      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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