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James Mather
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is there a fools and horses copyright i.e can you theme a

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is there a fools and horses copyright
i.e can you theme a bar without paying and use all there publicity 3 wheeler logos and artwork
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I am Law Denning and I am a practising solicitor in a High
Street practice. I have been an expert on this website in UK law since 2008.
During that time, as you appreciate, I have answered thousands of questions
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It is my pleasure to try and assist you with this today. Please bear with me
while I gather some further information from you in order for me to be able to advise you fully.

-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

there is a bar in spain advertising as Trotters independant trading company the full works cushdy etc even have a yellow 3 wheeler on the bar roof

all the t shirts etc but surely the real fools and horses have copywright as LINEKERS

Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.

this is likely to be a breach of copyright and/or passing off. I think the reason
that they are getting away with it is quite simply that they have not yet been

I can tell you that there is also (at least) one in Cyprus, at Protaras.


Can I
assist further?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I Want to report them as they are killing my legitimous business


they are on

carrer arta 56

can picafort



illes balears

please report

i can send photos


Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.

is no guarantee that the owner of the intellectual property will be the least
bit interested. You need to do some research and find out who the owner is
although, because this is in a different country, although they can still take
proceedings, they may be not that bothered in doing so because of the
logistical problems of bringing the action in another jurisdiction and then,
ultimately, enforcing it.

is no central register of copyright although there is of trademarks. However
the Intellectual Property Office who deals with this, does not bring litigation
would only deals with registration. It is for whoever has the benefit of the
registration to bring the litigation and to use the registration as supporting

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