Maybe in another 125 years! Oh, wait, maybe they'll go bankrupt in the next 12 months due to their insidious, twisted, despicable ways and not bother replying at all!I
I've just asked them why they haven't got listed under current projects their attempt at destroying a 125 year old, much loved local football club. Do you think I'll get a quick response?
Red card, ref! Prior rights and bad faith as defences to trade mark claimsPrior rights and bad faith
The club has used its name since 1893; presumably, it has also used its nickname, “The Hamlet”, and its initials, “DHFC”, for quite some time. Whilst it seems it has not opted to register those names as trade marks, it is very likely to have acquired unregistered rights in those names. Earlier, unregistered rights can provide a basis for challenging the registration of a later trade mark and a defence to trade mark claims.
Perhaps equally significantly, a trade mark registered in bad faith is liable to be declared invalid. Bad faith has moral overtones and encompasses not only dishonesty, but also dealings which fall short of objectively assessed standards of acceptable commercial behaviour. From the outside looking in, and without the benefit of the full facts, it seems difficult to discern good faith motives in this case.
I wonder if anyone from Deutsche Bank have reported them as well.There is unanimous thinking amongst IP Practitioners on the point of the UKTM Applications for Registration. I won't go into the legal ins & outs, because the arguments can be summated in one word :
It's been hugely damaging for Blake Morgan's reputation.
They have become a laughing stock in Temple, Lincoln's & Gray's Inns, plus the pubs and bars surrounding them. It's the talk of the town amongst IP Practitioners.
And not positive talk, I will add.
Of course, if you're in agreement with the many, many Practitioners on the point, you can always file a complaint to the SRA, here :
Reporting an individual or firm
To quote the SRA itself, "you should report the matter directly to us if you think a firm or anyone regulated by us has breached an SRA Principle." [their emphasis, in bold]
You can either complain about the firm, Blake Morgan, whose SRA ID number is 613715;
or you can complain about the apparent signatory whose email address is found upon the letter as the only identifying mark, Mr Daniel Kidd, whose SRA ID number is 317109.
It may even be that the Firm has self-reported [although it should be said that that course relies upon their having a moral compass and a sense of ethics];
it may even be that other Practitioners have reported them to the SRA...
In any case, if you [plural] feel aggrieved, or if you are of the honest opinion that Blake Morgan LLP have brought the profession into disrepute by their actions, then you should absolutely fill out this form:
report form (DOC 95KB, 5 pages)
Don't forget to quote those SRAIDs!
Good times. Saw his piece on al jazeera after it was tweeted.Next door neighbor of mine from a few years ago Grove Park,i asked him if he could get on the Dulwich hamlet "story"(tbf he was aware of the trouble at the club)
Good lad has done lots of stuff on the club, works for a tv station
Lots of re tweets and articles etc
Not sure i can do this(if problem editor remove) but why not have a look or follow via Twitter
Used to do reporting local club Millwall as well
Lots of interesting articles etc on this subject
Lee WellingsVerified account @LeeW_Sport
Well half the posts on this thread are pictures of self serving unelected smug bastards wearing a scarf of a club they’ve probably never heard of for a photo op so I do actually think it’s relevant. I know you need support but there has to be a better way than enlisting those fuckwits. Seems a very odd union.Feel free to start a thread in the UK politics forum about the lack of diversity in the House of Lords. This is a thread about a much-loved community club's current parlous predicament.
And on that note you're banned from this thread.Well half the posts on this thread are pictures of self serving unelected smug bastards wearing a scarf of a club they’ve probably never heard of for a photo op so I do actually think it’s relevant. I know you need support but there has to be a better way than enlisting those fuckwits. Seems a very odd union.
Actually, what it shows is support from the very aristocracy that people like Meadow get investment from and raises the real possibility that those people will not support them in future rounds of funding.Well half the posts on this thread are pictures of self serving unelected smug bastards wearing a scarf of a club they’ve probably never heard of for a photo op so I do actually think it’s relevant. I know you need support but there has to be a better way than enlisting those fuckwits. Seems a very odd union.
Hi HELVETICVS , just thought I'd ask what I'm sure many of us are thinking, who are you. You seem to have appeared somewhat suddenly with seemingly a lot of information, care to introduce your self a little. Not having a go, just curious, and as you can imagine we are all a little cagey round here given the circumstance.Well, actually...
I thought you guys already knew that Meadow are linked, through a number of transactions, to the Kushner Company?
Stake dinner: What does Kushner Companies actually own?
The links are indirect, but well known in NY at least.
Meadow -> Kushner Company -> Jared Kushner & Steve Bannon -> Cambridge Analytica
Not aware of a CA link to Zippo's Circus, though.
Anthony of Switzerland - A good friend to Millwall AMS group and DHFC it would seem.The Avatar should explain it well enough.
I'm a great friend of the non-league game and I've followed what has been done to your club for a number of years, having my suspicions as to what the endgame would be on this. Sadly, that has played out as I thought it would.
It wasn't appropriate for me to give my tuppence worth until the TM situation arose. Now it is.