21098Re: [SCA-JML] On the registering of Mon quick questions
- May 14 11:46 PMKonnichiwa, minna-sama!
Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...> wrote:
> Noble Cousin!It seems confusing to this one to use the word
> 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' to describe all sorts of encircling shapes,
since the word 'annulet' is used in nanban heraldry to
mean a ring shape.
> > 2. If the mon being registered bears anUnless it is a particularly well known trademark, you
> 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.
have no need to worry on that score.
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