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John
 John
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Trademark issue

https://www.3dprintingsolutions.com.au/Store/rvdsfcatid/polylite-galaxy-pla-filament-682

Polymer using the Description for PLA as Galaxy.

i3 Mk3 [aug 2018]

Posted : 10/08/2022 4:57 am
John
 John
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Trademark issue

I should have said “Polymaker”

i3 Mk3 [aug 2018]

Posted : 10/08/2022 10:51 pm
Polymaker
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RE: Trademark issue

What is the trademark issue? (Do you mean no company can use the name Galaxy PLA outside of Prusa?)

Posted : 11/08/2022 9:25 am
Brad
 Brad
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RE: Trademark issue

I suspect that "Galaxy" can not be protected. There are quite a lot of filament manufacturers using "Galaxy" Black. Fillamentum have a really nice CPE called "Vertigo" Grey and Fibology also released "Vertigo" Grey (presumably they where able to for the same reason).

Posted : 11/08/2022 9:37 am
John
 John
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Topic starter answered:
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I think you can trade mark common words - eg Apple pages and number for processor and spread sheet, Word?

Well im not expert but to me there is a distinct crossover which could confuse buyers.

If Prusa has protected the name then - surely

there is an issue

i3 Mk3 [aug 2018]

Posted : 11/08/2022 10:39 am
Neophyl
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RE: Trademark issue

But they haven't.  Galaxy as a filament description has been used by many companies, it predates Prusa's filaments manufacturing, and it generally refers to those filaments that have a slight sparkle effect.

Posted : 11/08/2022 11:08 am
John
 John
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Topic starter answered:
RE: Trademark issue

ok I stand corrected

i3 Mk3 [aug 2018]

Posted : 11/08/2022 11:22 am
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