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Old 10-04-2001, 06:05 AM   #21
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Default Re: Ducati Denies Hailwood Trademark Infringement

True - Hailwood did spend a lifetime creating value associated with his name -- however, to at least some extent, Ducati aided and helped to create that value by providing their equipment for him to use. Often, this sort of sponsorship or salaried factory deal is tangled up with contractual language giving the sponsor or employer rights to things like the name, certain images (photos), and the like. Does anyone involved in this discussion really know the nature of his old contracts, and their continued viability?
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Old 10-05-2001, 08:04 AM   #22
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Default Re: Ducati Denies Hailwood Trademark Infringement

That depends on the rider contract. There are no set standards, although, some contractual custums do apply, but then even those change over time.



Considering that Hailwood was never a Ducati factory rider, and basically just rode their bike at his comeback at the TT, it would be highly unlikly (like flying cows) that Hailwood would give away his name, or Ducati having the vision to contractully use his name to produce a future bike.



Since Hailwood ALSO road a Suzuki Gamma 500, perhaps they too should make a Hailwood Replica.





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