Saturday, October 22, 2005

Made in China

There is a very common habit in Kuwait when it comes to ripping off western brands. Here is one perfect example, a barber called DisnyLand and yes they even managed to spell Disney wrong.


Blogger 3baid said...

I think the misspelling is intentional to avoid lawsuits or something. I've seen this done way too many times.

9:29 AM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...

i doubt, i mean they are still using the same typeface and they are using allot of mikey mouse pictures and a picture of disneyland. i think the mispelling is because they were just careless.

9:32 AM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Kthekuwaiti said...

Some of the miss-spellings are on purpose, you can protect a name but not the way it was written. If they wrote disneyland the right way; the main distributor (of Disney in Kuwait) could take them to court.

4:36 PM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Mark said...

yes but i dont think thats the case here. there are a couple reasons why.

a) guy can still be sued because he is using disney characters (mickey mouse for example)

b) disneyland is still spelt correctly in arabic which is what counts in kuwait

c) even though disney is spelt wrong guy is still using same logo and the likeness of disney all over the store.

4:40 PM, October 23, 2005  
Blogger Entrepreneur said...

i would have to agree with mark... :)

12:40 PM, October 24, 2005  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

a) Characters must be TMed in
b) Disney in Arabic has to be TMed as well.
d) Theme is very hard to copyright, I could give a few examples..


3:59 PM, October 25, 2005  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

sorry, must be TMed in Kuwait.

4:00 PM, October 25, 2005  

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