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Old 01-26-2019, 07:11 AM   #1
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:27 AM   #2
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Escape Trailer Industries vs Escape Traveler? First thing that came to mind was is this a trademark issue? I've no idea how that works, particularly when they're in two different countries.
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:43 AM   #3
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Escape is a word in the dictionary. No one would ever be able to claim a copyright or trademark for just the one word. However, using the word in a brand, a copyright can be claimed based on how it 'looks,' but not the word itself. And, any associated tagline or slogan using the word can be trademarked. I'm not an Intellectual Property attorney, not did I sleep at a motel last night
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:59 AM   #4
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The Escape Traveler factory is located about 60 miles South of our residence
We are experiencing a period of cold weather ( -20 to-30 deg below zero) but as soon as temperatures moderate a little we plan on viewing the factory / trailers .
The layout looks intriguing!

Thanks for the heads up !!
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:04 AM   #5
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Escape is a word in the dictionary. No one would ever be able to claim a copyright or trademark for just the one word. However, using the word in a brand, a copyright can be claimed based on how it 'looks,' but not the word itself. And, any associated tagline or slogan using the word can be trademarked. I'm not an Intellectual Property attorney, not did I sleep at a motel last night
Me thinks "Apple" did it, but it includes the symbol....I see where some companies have started printing and stating " not affiliated with......." as a means of getting around confusing one with another.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:31 AM   #6
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I remember Apple Computers having a conflict with Apple Records, the Beatles label. Since the two companies were initially in different industries there was no confusion and no problem. But when Apple Computers started selling music via iTunes there was some legal action taken. I don't recall the details, but some kind of settlement was reached. Since then Apple Computers has dropped "Computers" from its name in an unrelated move.

Similarly, Hormel didn't fuss when the term "spam" became used regarding email, because it clearly didn't refer to luncheon meat.

I would think that since both entities here make travel trailers, there might be a conflict. But I'm not a lawyer so I don't know.
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Old 01-26-2019, 09:54 AM   #7
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I do not think that this new company is making trailers in the rv sense, more like mobile homes than can be moved, but definitely not towable by most vehicles due to their weight.
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:09 AM   #8
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The spec's on the Vista is 8'5" wide x 26' long'X 10'6" high with weight starting at 7600# depending on options, definitely not a weekender nor cross country traveler nor towable by a regular pick up truck. Nice to leave on a lot someplace and visit on the weekends though.
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Well, they're certainly marketing it towards the "RV Industry" with statements like "The Vista towable RV from Escape .... " and "it complies with safety standards and is street-legal coast-to-coast". That said, I agree with Jim in that it looks more like something you would set up on your vacation lot. Of course, then I look out at my neighbor's 40+' Lakota travel/horse trailer which he pulls with a fully decked out Freightliner, and think ... why not?
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Did you notice where it's RVIA certified? That non-government association is a joke.
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