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Old 01-12-2006, 05:46 AM
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Default Fred Gibb trademark

A while back it was reported on this site that Valerie Harrell had applied to the U.S. Trademark office for all rights to the Fred Gibb logo/name. If approved, it could have far reaching effects. Helen Gibb, the sYc, the City of LaHarpe or anyone else wanting to use the mark would need permission from Valerie to do so, maybe even requiring a fee. Helen, myself and a few other members of the sYc discussed this at Vettefest and decided that something needed to be done to prevent this from happening.
Thus, Helen Gibb and the sYc (at Helenís request) have officially filed a protest with the U.S. Trademark office in an effort to see that Helen is given complete control over how the Gibb mark is used. We felt this was the right thing to do, as Helen has been such a goodwill ambassador for not only her late husbandís name and legacy, but for our hobby. Anyone who has been to the Fred Gibb Memorial car show in LaHarpe, or this past year York US30 or Vettefest, I am sure will attest to this fact.
The sYc is officially involved, in both name and financial support, and we have pledged our support to Helen until a final decision and/or settlement is reached. With no strings attached. Anyone who feels that this is a worthy cause and would like to help in Helenís efforts to retain the Gibb mark are urged to contact me for details.
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Old 01-12-2006, 06:14 AM
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That is pathetic , you go get em Helen . PM sent.
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Sent you a PM.

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Tom,

Thanks for the update. I think you know my feelings on this, as does Helen. If things workout, I'll be visiting her next week-end. She has become a good friend and is definitely NOT someone to be taken lightly.

Another HUGE for the sYc.

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Any update on this ? I hope Val decided to drop the attempt and at a minimum send an apology to Mrs. Gibb.
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Hey everybody,

I don't want to shoot a dead horse, but is this subject
possibly what was behind the recent attack on the DH
Funny Car here?
Steve
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We don't know. The Harrell folks want to blame this site and Tom Clary especially for all their woes. It is real simple.The Fred Gibb name belongs to Helen Gibb. Not Nancy or Connie but Helen. They can get mad at us for filing the protest but they brought it on by trying to take the name from Helen. Helen never charged Val when Val was selling T-shirts with the Fred Gibb name. Val never asked for permission either. We can no longer see their site so we have no idea if they have given any public explanation as to why Val thinks it is OK the take the Fred Gibb name. Or even if there is a explanation as to why she does not just withdraw her application..
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Who cares about explanations anyway...it needs to be made right...it's ridiculous...
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Hey everybody,

I don't want to shoot a dead horse, but is this subject
possibly what was behind the recent attack on the DH
Funny Car here?



[/ QUOTE ]
Either that, or one heck of a coincidence, since the attack took place a few days after the protest was announced.
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[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
Hey everybody,

I don't want to shoot a dead horse, but is this subject
possibly what was behind the recent attack on the DH
Funny Car here?



[/ QUOTE ]
Either that, or one heck of a coincidence, since the attack took place a few days after the protest was announced.

[/ QUOTE ]

Imagine That!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I'm sure it was a coincidence..................Right!!!

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