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Old 07-01-2002, 16:16   #1 (permalink)
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Question HRT to sue Brock

I read in one of the Motorsport mags that HRT are considering legal action against Team Brock because they claim their livery on their car and merchandise is too similar to HRT.
What a bunch of tossers.
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whinging pr!cks, theyve got all the money they need (and probably all they want) and they are gonna sue because their merchandise is simmilar.

Team brock merch

Hrt merch

What do you think?

Does that mean Sbr can sue hrt for this


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Old 07-01-2002, 17:05   #3 (permalink)
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I think it's a jealousy thing by HRT. Even though Team Brock are only midfield with their points score and never look like posing a serious threat to HRT I think they are jealous of Peter Brock because he is still so popular with the fans. If you go to a V8 track there are just as many fans lining up to get PBs autograph as there is Craig Lowndes or any of the other top V8 drivers. HRT are perceived by the public as being the "bad guys" because of negative comments made by Crennan and Grech about other drivers/teams and also the alleged unaproachability of the HRT drivers, in particular Mark Skaife.
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Maybe they want to copyright the colour red??

Mad bastards.
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what can ya say.......it seems they think they are the almighty on and off the track
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Or just maybe they want to protect their hard won position, that has been cultivated over a number of years and has undoubtedly cost them a small fortune.
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Or just maybe they want to protect their hard won position, that has been cultivated over a number of years and has undoubtedly cost them a small fortune.
Considering the only thing in common is the Holden Logo (which HRT don't own) and the colour red - I think they are pushing it uphill don't you?

I have no problem with them protecting their own IP but red as a colour belongs in the public domain.
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I don't think they'll get anywhere with it. They aren't the same... similar is not the same, and they aren't THAT similar anyway.
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I did'nt know that HRT have copyright to the colour red?
If this is so they should sue DJR, Castrol, Briggs, Valvoline, GSR etc.

John Crennan is the one that's not happy with Team Brock and has advised his solicitors to take legal action.

I can't believe that Crennan is treating Brock like shit after what he has done for Holden.
If it was'nt for Brock Holden would'nt be as popular as they are today IMO.

I have alot of respect for Brock and for him to get treated like this because his team has red cars and merchandise is just ridiculous.

Crennan needs a good bitch slap to set set him straight !!
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I still say there is more to this than meets the eye - they are not going to sue and risk an adverse public response against a legend like Brock unless there was more to it than the colour of a car etc.

Don't get me wrong I hear what you are saying but business is business
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