Theoretically speaking, if the ILCA could dump LP as the builder in North America and also acquire the Laser TM, what builder would be the most desirable to become the new authorized NA builder?
And the suit against ILCA has been dismissed too.I believe the judge already dismissed claims against the ISAF and several of Rastegar's shell corporations. With LP and the ISAF out, is there anyone left to sue?
The Sail-World article has also been updated with the... numbers.That's why everyone is so shocked by the dollar amount. Here's the jury form. It mentions the "Bruce Kirby" trademark, but nothing about the Laser trademark, contracts, or design rights.
In one word, no. The Australian and Japanese builders could still use the "Laser" trademark in their respective areas, but they've decided to market their boats globally under the "ILCA" trademark like the six new builders.when the time comes to buy a new laser, will it be called a laser?
That's another no: "...all builders will continue the ex gratis designer fee of $US50 per hull historically paid to Bruce Kirby Inc. This fee will now be paid to Global Sailing Ltd, which has purchased the assets of Bruce Kirby Inc." Overview of ILCA Finances - Part 2 - International Laser Class AssociationDoes Kirby get royalties for this ilca dinghy?