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    RODINAL! You lucky Americans..

    ..are allowed to purchase "properly labeled" RODINAL again!

    Whilst the complex situation with the Rodinal trademark in Germany still leads to no one being able to use the name, the USPTO was more flexible in this respect and based on the "if you donīt use it you donīt deserve it" rule we got the trademark canceled and renewed.

    So youīll enjoy "properly labeled" bottles in a few weeks when the ship arrives in Los Angeles port.

    Mirko
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADOX Fotoimpex View Post
    ...the USPTO was more flexible in this respect and based on the "if you donīt use it you donīt deserve it" rule we got the trademark canceled and renewed...
    Who says this government isn't rational? Glad the confusion will end, at least here.

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    Congrats. I always get confused with what version of Rodinal is this, the older or the new? I am not even sure, which version I want. I suppose I should get both and try them out.
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    Great. As soon as I finish this bottle of Adonal I'll get me some Rodinal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADOX Fotoimpex View Post

    Whilst the complex situation with the Rodinal trademark in Germany still leads to no one being able to use the name, the USPTO was more flexible in this respect and based on the "if you don´t use it you don´t deserve it" rule we got the trademark canceled and renewed.
    The canceled part is good.
    But what do you mean by "renewed"?
    That only you (as a company) are allowed to label it as Rodinal?

    Wouldn't that cause the same copyright problems for other companies trying to remake it, if you leave the business?
    (I hope you don't btw).

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    Great news. Thanks Mirko.

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    Hooray! I bought a bottle of Adolux APH 09 thinking it was the same, it wasn't. I have a useless bottle of goo with a ball of worse goo on the bottom, and it died soon after opening. Maybe I'll have renewed faith in the product again.
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    Thank you Mirko!

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    Quote Originally Posted by giannisg2004 View Post
    The canceled part is good.
    But what do you mean by "renewed"?
    That only you (as a company) are allowed to label it as Rodinal?

    Wouldn't that cause the same copyright problems for other companies trying to remake it, if you leave the business?
    The former owner of the trademark rights in the USA did not care enough for prolonging his rights. Adox slipped in and finally got the rights granted.

    Making and trademarking Rodinal are legally total different things. And in contrast to a patent a trademark can be held for a looong time. But this does not happen automatically. Trademarks cannot get buried so to say with the demise of a company.

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    Sweet! Congratulations.

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