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From: Gabbie3309 <>
Subject: Re: [ULLANS] Copyright issues
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 15:26:46 +0200 (CEST)
Having checked Companies Office website I have been able to obtain the following:
Name:THE ACADEMY OF ULSTER-SCOTS (ULLANS) LIMITED
Registered Office:CRAIGAVON HOUSE
Post Code:BT4 2NA
Latest Accounts:Not Filed
Account Type:Not Available
Anyone wanting further may, I suspect, have to call into Companies Office in person and ask to look at the file, quoting the Company Number.
> Message date : Oct 09 2004, 11:10 PM
> From : "Mark Thompson"
> To :
> Copy to :
> Subject : [ULLANS] Copyright issues
> Thanks for bringing this to our attention. "Ullans" cannot be
> trademarked. It is a generic term and as such can't be owned by any
> individual or organisation.
> Another approach would be to seek a trademark based on usage in the
> marketplace (for example. Ulster Carpet Mills were successful in
> trademarking "ulster" as this is what their products are known as
> worldwide. On that basis, the Ulster-Scots Language Society have been
> publishing a magazine called "Ullans" for almost 10 years, and if
> anyone could claim a degree of ownership of the word "Ullans" based on
> usage it would be the USLS.
> Whoever advised The Academy of Ulster-Scots (Ullans) Limited to proceed
> with this application was misguided.
> However this application does highlight that there are "factions' out
> there who would prefer to try to control and manipulate Ulster-Scots
> rather than share it and open it up to everyone.
> Further investigation at the Companies Register (based at Waterfront
> Plaza) would show who the Directors of this limited company are, and
> the date at which it was registered as a limited company. This would be
> a most interesting piece of homework for someone to undertake.
> Mark Thompson
> 136 Shore Road
> County Down
> Northern Ireland
> BT22 1BJ
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