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Saturday, 25 December 2004


Normally the very epitome of correctness in these matters, The Register slipped up badly with its headline "Killer hoover attacks Scotsman" , the machine in question being not a HOOVER but a DYSON.

A Google Image search for "killer + dyson" identified the above illustration

The IPKat wonders whether this unfortunate incident would fall within the definition of trade mark infringement under Article 5 of Council Directive 89/104.

1 comment:

Peter Groves said...

Don't you mean it was a DYSON vacuum cleaner, not a HOOVER vacuum cleaner?

Asn for whether the use would fall within Article 5, it sometimes seems to me that almost everything does these days.

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