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    Default 'Cosplay' trademark has been voided

    I don't know if this is anything new, but...

    According to an article on todays' Sunday times Lifestyle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunday Times Lifestyle, 27th May 2007, Page L2, Article 'Anyone can call it Cosplay'
    However, the Intellectual Property Office has now overturned that rulling.

    It declared the Cosplay club's previously approved application as invalid because registering the term Cosplay "would inhibit the use of it as a descriptive word used by consumers in general.
    This move was being pushed by Singapore Street Festival, a non-profit organisation (geez... they sure are rich to be able apply to void the trademark)

    So cosplay fans, rejoice.

    *thanx to usagi for pointing me to the article.

    btw. KeoKepa was featured in the article.
    Last edited by hayami.wai; May 27th, 07 at 04:05 PM.

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    saw it this morning but too lazy to post a thread


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    Haha! Freedom for all~~~ yahoo~~~~

    How much does it cost to void a trademark again?
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    Keokepa was featured?

    yup I read the whole thing carefully and spotted Keokepa. XD
    Last edited by eternalsnow; May 27th, 07 at 12:39 PM.

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    damn. you beat me to posting about this.

    all i can say about this is

    I TOLD YOU SO!


    took awhile but it sure did show that i was right all the way when we had that stupid argument about the trademark issue and it was already quite obvious that they wouldn't be able to keep that trademark once an organization(SSF) decides they(SCC) don't deserve to keep it and does something about it(appeal to IPO).
    which is exactly what happened and as described in that article.

    past threads that are related for those who have no idea what this is about and when it happened:
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=26803 (this is where the quote was taken from.)

    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=26809
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=26903
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=26853
    http://forums.sgcafe.com/showthread.php?t=22056
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    SCC got pwned 'yo

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    Quote Originally Posted by eternalsnow9201
    Keokepa was featured?
    why?
    shocked?
    jealous?
    or simply unbelievable because i am vulgar and crude online?

    btws.
    you mis-spelled my name.
    i changed it when i quoted you.
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    KeoKepa> err no. ^^;;; I was just surprised 'cause i basically scan thru the article and didn't spot ya in the first place. but i went back and read it again. haha. and about the mispell...OOPS. >.< sorry~!


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    Interesting after I read it.
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    Still this still means more publicity for the coming cosplays!

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    Apparently one of my friends online told me yes, there is more publicity for cosplays cuz it writes that...

    More shops are stocking up on costumes due to the loom of cosfest (OMG! MORE MASS-PRODUCED, ILL-FITTING CLONES!!!!111) and they even featured a girl who wanted to cosplay Kyouya (I sense many Ouran clones)~
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    ouran clones...not a good thing..too many not good..
    is dat gal a cosplayer even?or jus some fanatic?

    keokepa was featured?

    i wonder how much it costs them..

    publicity is good..
    jus..
    hope its not the bad typ..

    im gona go read~

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    not featured.

    they just quoted me.
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    I am going to guess...fanatic. Unless the girl, BC (initials of her name) can step up and say that she was a cosplayer? If not I have this crummy feeling it is off to Pan-In-The-Box we go.
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    considering i am not a cosplayer, the trademark issue simply means nothing to me, just another 'branding' or watever that got licensed n such..

    so the next thing i would like to ask for the cosplayers.. now that the trademark is voided.. what do u guys get out of it? the ability to cosplay in public (considering for the past few years no one is banned or sued for cosplaying in public) or just to make sure the word does not belong to someone else?

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