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Title: Tell me what you think
Post by: yso191 on July 23, 2015, 05:18:49 AM
I've been working with a guy on Outsource.com to develop a logo for the possible brewery I may start when I retire in a few years.  Here is his nearly final effort:

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy153/yso191/All%20Hands%20Brewing1_zpsgjvtvpsy.png)

I've incorporated and trademarked the name.  All the cheap stuff...
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: klickitat jim on July 23, 2015, 05:57:36 AM
I really like it. And Anchor will sue you.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: yso191 on July 23, 2015, 06:32:41 AM
I really like it. And Anchor will sue you.

They can buy me out for a cool million.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: klickitat jim on July 23, 2015, 06:46:59 AM
Awesome! When you are ridiculously rich I'll guard your money for you.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: dls5492 on July 23, 2015, 02:12:47 PM
I think it looks nice. I can't wait to see it in color.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: majorvices on July 25, 2015, 01:09:50 PM
Looks great! Old school, hand drawn?! I love it!
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 25, 2015, 01:59:04 PM
Looks really sharp.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: SeymoureButts on July 30, 2015, 02:16:02 AM
Looks awesome. As a Navy vet I am inclined to ask for a discount when production begins.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: yso191 on July 30, 2015, 04:13:01 AM
Looks awesome. As a Navy vet I am inclined to ask for a discount when production begins.

As a fellow Navy vet, I'll bet you'd drink for free
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: yso191 on July 30, 2015, 04:17:25 AM
But, I don't think I'll be able to get going with it till I retire (7-8 years) so that I don't have to worry about income.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: majorvices on July 30, 2015, 10:48:49 AM
But, I don't think I'll be able to get going with it till I retire (7-8 years) so that I don't have to worry about income.

Make sure to hire enough strong, young backs.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: curtism1234 on July 30, 2015, 02:19:51 PM
I really like it. And Anchor will sue you.

That could actually be a legit concern. Shipyard as well, though Anchor would be your bigger problem because of location. I'd research the font and overall shape too - I remember seeing the logo shape before but can't remember where. It's a fairly generic shape though.

It would be a 300 dollar question, but I'd take a bunch of competitor examples to a lawyer specializing in trademarks/copyrights and see what he says.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: yso191 on July 30, 2015, 10:21:43 PM
Yeah, that is my next step.  I have the name trademarked, and I don't see how someone could trademark an anchor.  It would have to be identical in every respect.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: klickitat jim on July 31, 2015, 06:48:07 AM
Yeah, that is my next step.  I have the name trademarked, and I don't see how someone could trademark an anchor.  It would have to be identical in every respect.
Depends. From what I hear, Anchor has been successfully defending their anchor for years and years.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: riceral on July 31, 2015, 11:07:16 AM
Yeah, that is my next step.  I have the name trademarked, and I don't see how someone could trademark an anchor.  It would have to be identical in every respect.
Depends. From what I hear, Anchor has been successfully defending their anchor for years and years.

If the anchor is the main concern, have you considered maybe some other symbol? Like a ship's wheel or a compass?

Just a passing thought.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: S. cerevisiae on August 05, 2015, 05:28:40 PM
Belay that BS!   ;D    (The old man on my ship's favorite expression when some junior officer gave a less than stellar order while standing conn).

Am I going to have to request permission to come aboard?  Are you going to blast music from the 1MC? Are you going to have a gedunk store?  Am I going to have to stand before the mast if I say something bad about your beer? :)
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: Slowbrew on August 05, 2015, 07:02:03 PM
Yeah, that is my next step.  I have the name trademarked, and I don't see how someone could trademark an anchor.  It would have to be identical in every respect.

IANAL - but it seems like the standard used for these things is if the image is close enough to confuse the average (i.e. not so bright) person then it is an infringement. 

My first thought when I looked at the logo was "Anchor Steam may have an issue with that" and I don't live in a place where their beers are even sold.  That doesn't really mean anything though, I'm a worrier by nature.  "Every silver lining has a tough of gray" seemed like a so obviously true statement that there was no need to write it down.  ::)

Paul
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: yso191 on August 05, 2015, 07:28:04 PM
Belay that BS!   ;D    (The old man on my ship's favorite expression when some junior officer gave a less than stellar order while standing conn).

Am I going to have to request permission to come aboard?  Are you going to blast music form the 1MC? Are you going to have a gedunk store?  Am I going to have to stand before the mast if I say something bad about your beer? :)

Ha!  I wish I were better at funny responses.  So the answers are: yes, yes, and maybe.  The only certain thing is if you come in with your cover on and hear the ship's bell ring, you buy everyone a round!
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: riceral on August 05, 2015, 11:26:27 PM
Belay that BS!   ;D    (The old man on my ship's favorite expression when some junior officer gave a less than stellar order while standing conn).

Am I going to have to request permission to come aboard?  Are you going to blast music form the 1MC? Are you going to have a gedunk store?  Am I going to have to stand before the mast if I say something bad about your beer? :)

Dang, Mark.

It's been decades since I heard the term 1MC. And quite a while since hearing gedunk.

I don't know if this brings back fond memories or nightmares.
Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: S. cerevisiae on August 06, 2015, 03:35:00 AM
Dang, Mark.

It's been decades since I heard the term 1MC. And quite a while since hearing gedunk.

I don't know if this brings back fond memories or nightmares.

I received my DD 214 over thirty years ago, but there are things that one just does not forget.

Title: Re: Tell me what you think
Post by: S. cerevisiae on August 06, 2015, 03:39:27 AM
The only certain thing is if you come in with your cover on and hear the ship's bell ring, you buy everyone a round!

How could I forget about that one?