ARGUS TV is under attack! A cry for help?

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ARGUS TV is under attack! A cry for help?

Post by dot-i » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:31 pm

This may sound like the title of a bad sci-fi movie, but unfortunately help is really needed.

A French company is trying to claim similarity in a visual design and target audience. It's quite clear to anyone with an IQ above 50 that their claim doesn't make sense, but they are using lawyers to "prove" this so all bets are off ;-) :-(

I think a decent response to their claim is needed, no matter how ridiculous it is in my opinion.

So if you are an ARGUS TV fan and are a lawyer, or have a friend that's a lawyer, and could help out -- please do send me a PM here or on twitter.

I don't think I nor the whole PVR, free software, open source community should take this lying down. I hope everyone agrees with my sentiment.

I'm even considering taking this even more public, but I want to consider all options first.
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Post by andrewNZ » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:54 am

I wish I knew someone Nico, but I don't :(

But if there is anything I might be able to do, just sing out
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Post by Kay Diefenthal » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:56 pm

is this the old Problem or a new one ?

with wich things have they Problems ?

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Post by dot-i » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:54 pm

Kay Diefenthal wrote:is this the old Problem or a new one ?

with wich things have they Problems ?
It's the thing I mentioned before two months ago, but now they actually went through with it and sent in their arguments. They basically have problems with the name argus, all the rest is not even remotely similar anyway (even though they attempt to "prove" this rather feebly).

The thing is, "argus" on its own is not trademarked at all, it originally came from a Greek god (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argus_Panoptes) and has been used in many many other forms and places before.
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Post by mbb » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:15 pm

I presume than the french company claiming is the newspaper l'Argus
That newspaper is specialized in cars and they publish a guide to second-hand car price used by all car sellers as reference.
In France l'argus became a commun name (you can find it in the dictionnary) for all guides to second-hand objects.
Maybe they plan to create a TV channel ... l'Argus TV :cry:

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Post by Saxtus » Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:08 pm

This is sick.

Let's hope that a solution can be found.

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Post by dot-i » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:54 pm

Sick is one word to describe it.

Unfortunately I've had no offers yet from someone who could help out. I've got a pretty clear view of how to debunk their (fairly silly) arguments but I just'd like to make sure the right legal speak is used :)
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Post by Infidelus » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:05 pm

dot-i wrote:Sick is one word to describe it.

Unfortunately I've had no offers yet from someone who could help out. I've got a pretty clear view of how to debunk their (fairly silly) arguments but I just'd like to make sure the right legal speak is used :)
Go forth and multiply using short sharp provocative jerky movements? :)

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Post by dot-i » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:12 pm

UPDATE: unfortunately amongst the thousands of ARGUS TV users noone has stepped forward so far... :(
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Re: ARGUS TV is under attack! A cry for help?

Post by Saxtus » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:57 pm

Maybe none of us is a lawyer? :(

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