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post #56 of (permalink) Old 18th August 2005
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Did OG make a post and then remove it?

I only got a chance to skim read it, I was going to reply!

Basically, you have already taken your biggest chance by using the Renault logo at the top of every forum page. Thats far more risky than the stickers... and thats no risk at all!!!
However, in America, so forums put "the unofficial fan site" just to avoid litigation.
Luckily, in Europe common sense still plays a part in the civil courts. Unlike criminal courts, they are NOT there to punish... they know they are there to 'settle disputes'. The first question the beak always askes the claimant is "what steps have you taken to settle this dispute before bringing it before the court?"
If they say "none", they are in big trouble, especially a huge company with corporate lawers which really should know better. The judge would probably throw the case out.

So before you go anywhere near a court, they have to try and settle any dispute which would involve asking you to stop using their logo or change it. Unless you dispute this request, you will never end up anywhere near a court.

Even if you did end up in court and lose, ... You have no money, Renault don't need your money, the judge knows they don't need your money, so the worst case is that he will tell you to stop using the logo.

In short there is no risk with this.
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