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does Canon have a trademark on the red ring?

 
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May 05, 2010 20:52 |  #1

I saw a pic of the new Sony telephoto lens:
http://www.simplydv.co​.uk …-dslr-cam-2010-pr-450.jpg (external link)

and it had a red ring around the lens. (the linked pic makes the ring look orange, but in the magazine I saw it in, it was red)

I got to thinking, does Canon have a trademark on their red ring that signifies a "L" lens.


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May 05, 2010 20:57 |  #2

sigma has a few lenses with red rings as well. First one that pops into mind is the 75-300




  
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May 05, 2010 20:59 |  #3

No they don't.

In fact, I've seen a couple that looked like they had UV filters with red rings.


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May 05, 2010 21:10 |  #4

Thanks for the replies.
I guess they didn't think too trademark the red ring or perhaps someone else had it first.


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May 05, 2010 23:54 |  #5

It´s dark orange, I´ve seen this lens live.


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May 06, 2010 08:43 |  #6

MMX wrote in post #10130290 (external link)
It´s dark orange, I´ve seen this lens live.

thanks. maybe my monitor isn't too far off after all.


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May 13, 2010 00:54 |  #7

dont the vivitars have a red ring around em as well ?


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May 13, 2010 01:00 |  #8

My eyes have red rings on Saturday mornings


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May 16, 2010 23:47 |  #9

my xbox has it too


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May 17, 2010 00:34 |  #10

b_ron wrote in post #10193625 (external link)
my xbox has it too

lol bummer




  
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May 17, 2010 07:37 |  #11

b_ron wrote in post #10193625 (external link)
my xbox has it too

hahahaha, ouch. :p


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Jun 01, 2010 11:07 as a reply to  @ alt4852's post |  #12

I'm a law student in intellectual property. In principle, a color may be protected as a trademark, registered or not, such as the John Deere golden green.


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Jun 01, 2010 11:44 |  #13

Hellfirer wrote in post #10282156 (external link)
I'm a law student in intellectual property. In principle, a color may be protected as a trademark, registered or not, such as the John Deere golden green.

But wouldnt it have to be a color they created, not one already in existence before they created their lenses?


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Jun 01, 2010 11:52 |  #14

digirebelva wrote in post #10282353 (external link)
But wouldnt it have to be a color they created, not one already in existence before they created their lenses?

Surely no one can create a colour?




  
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Jun 01, 2010 12:02 |  #15

broadcast_techie wrote in post #10282402 (external link)
Surely no one can create a colour?

Why not? Just like perfume makers create a new scent by mixing whatever it is they mix.

DeWalt yellow comes to mind. If someone starts marketing tools in that same color I'll be DeWalt would have something to say about it.

From the DeWalt website:
COPYRIGHT© 2010 DEWALT. All Rights Reserved. The following are trademarks for one or more DEWALT Power Tools and Accessories: The yellow and black color scheme; the "D"-shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box configuration; and the array of lozenge-shaped humps on the surface of the tool.


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