Notice served and Dulwich Hamlet locked out of ground

Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by sleaterkinney, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    They are a US company (Delaware). Address details on the UKIPO trade mark register:

    Search for a trade mark - Intellectual Property Office
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  2. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Delaware is notorious for hosting copyright/patent/trademark troll shell companies and law suits.
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  3. mickydoodle

    mickydoodle Halfway to being sh*t hot's OK - just found out from the East Dulwich Forum *The East Dulwich Forum) that Greendales IP LLC is registered at "The Corporation Trust Company, Corporation Trust Centre, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, New Castle Country, Delaware 1, United States of America". Worth reading Burbage's post on the East Dulwich forum.
  4. tonysingh

    tonysingh Random Clever and Witty Strapline

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    Trademark these Meadows, you fucking shitcunts
  5. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    US corporations generally. It's a tax shelter.
  6. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

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  7. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Wriggle, wriggle, wriggle:
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  8. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  9. GregDHFC

    GregDHFC Well-Known Member

    What would happen if, for example, the current club is forced into liquidation and a new club wanted to be formed with a very similar name? (Obviously nobody on here wants that, but it is a last resort).

    Would Meadows be able to stop that happening based on this trademark? Would disputing it now prevent that future problem?
  10. ftg6

    ftg6 Active Member

    Don't post much on here (if ever?) but need to post now. Absolutely despicable what they're doing. Would it do any good writing to my council? I'm not in Southwark, but my partner is (who I've dragged to Champion Hill a few times)... would it be better to get her to write in?

    Went the game last night on my lonesome, worth every second. Tremendous turnout
  11. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    The current club should ensure that the goodwill in the trade marks is assigned to the new club [edit - before liquidation obv.] so that the new club is able to run the defence and/or invalidity attack. Specialist IP advice will be needed to get this right, but it shouldn't be too expensive.
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  12. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    I've posted on that, and have also tweeted them. Although, as I said earlier, this will not affect me, I've never been so incensed by so blatant bullying by big business. It also incenses me that they claim to be people who care about people, communities, and the environment but still feel able to do this to the club formerly known as Dulwich Hamlet.
  13. DanBrown

    DanBrown Active Member


    As a semi-frequent Dulwich Hamlet attendee, a Grimsby Town fan and long term Southwark resident, I just want to chime in and say how disgusting this is. I don't really have anything helpful to add, but I'll be sure to be supporting the club over this period and this just seems so evil that I can't see it succeeding.

    (Watching Dulwich brings me far more joy than Grimsby)
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  14. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    From the other thread but worth sharing here:

  15. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    And if your landlords used the same trademark tactics the G&S operetta would be the Pirates of some place in Cornwall.
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  16. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Hi, this is the advice we are giving out

    A number of fan action based initiatives will be put in place over the next few weeks.

    You can help us today in a number of ways:

    If you live in Southwark, please email your local councillors and ask them to support the council proposal to buy Champion Hill. If you live over the border in Lambeth, please suggest some neighbourly support. Find their details at

    If you live elsewhere in London, please email your London Assembly members and ask them to raise this with the Mayor. We’re grateful for Sadiq Khan’s support, but please help us make sure this stays on his agenda. Again, find their details at

    Raise this issue with your local MP. What is happening to Dulwich Hamlet could happen to any community football club, while property developers should not be allowed to bully cherished local institutions.

    Drop a friendly note to Meadow’s US parent company, Meadow Partners LLC. Please, no abuse or threats. Its London office’s shocking mismanagement of this scheme is damaging its reputation and wasting its money. Let Andrew McDaniel, who is responsible for the firm in Europe, know why you love Dulwich Hamlet and why Meadow is wasting its time bullying the club.

    Meadow has nothing to lose and everything to gain by selling up. Contact him and Meadow’s New York office at and

    We’re an independent fan group, acting on our own initiative and not controlled by the club or the supporters’ trust. You’ll be hearing more from us soon. Let’s stick together and save Dulwich Hamlet.
  17. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    When was the last time TMM won?depressing isn't it?
  18. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    Do you have a form letter to help with writing to Meadow?
  19. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Oh look: Blake Morgan have removed the tweet inviting people to their fascinating talk.
  20. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

  21. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    This is something in the pipeline.
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  22. Nivag

    Nivag Well-Known Member

    The original tweet is still available though
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  23. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

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  24. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  25. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

  26. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    So why take the trademarks in the first place and pocket the bar takings, you bullshitting cunts?

    They're fucked and they know they are. No one is going to forget their bullying tactics and that's going to include future clients.

    The best thing they can do is get the fuck out of Champion Hill and let Ferdinand's company give the community what it needs.
  27. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Is this the fastest climb down in corporate history?

    Translated I think that letter says “ we shat ourselves”

    It makes out that the trademarking bit was all agreed and was being done in the interests of the fans as per the memorandum! Was anyone at the club aware of this or it a complete lie?

    I wonder what pressure has been brought to bear by the other parties, the lawyers, to force this change of heart?
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  28. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    They my have got jittery about what we did to their comedy law firm yesterday
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  29. alcopop

    alcopop Banned Banned

    They’re just after leverage over the council. No need to get so aereated.
  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Jittery about CPO Id imagine
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