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I see the Honda TT legends documentary is to be shown on ITV4 again tonight with the focus on last year's TT races. Having watched the previous programmes I noted how the riders and bikes were branded with the Three legs symbol plus the letters TT. Which made me think did they need permission to use them and if so how much would they have been charged?

 

But then I got to thinking, the likelihood is that the team is actually funded by Isle of Man taxpayers in some sort of branding exercise

 

Anyone know if this is true?

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But that's typical of the sort of wank post which discredits the forum...'I've made up some scurrilous bollocks alleging taxpayer funds have been misused, so I have planted the seed of doubt, but will

censorship - are you Geoff Corkish in disguise?

Shouldn't we just be happy that a company such as Honda feels that their entry into the World Endurance Championship should promote the Isle of Man and the TT? There is no use of a logo for commercial

Whereas the official "Isle of Man TT" logo will be a trademark protected by law, the 3 Legs symbol and the simple use of ""TT" will not be. So no royalties due.

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They would certainly need permission to use the symbol, certainly 'TT' anyway. The 'three legs logo' is free to use for anyone that feels like it, the official government seal however needs permission. I know of a person that built a multi prize winning vehicle, exhibited it all over UK and Europe, got front page of magazine treatment and many accolades for his work. Only problem was when someone wrote to the IOM Gov and grassed him up for using the IOM seal on the paintwork. No publicity from the Gov even though he made loads of good publicity for the island, just a terse letter to not do it again, freedom to flourish and all that.

(google 'Mad Manx' for images)

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They would certainly need permission to use the symbol, certainly 'TT' anyway. The 'three legs logo' is free to use for anyone that feels like it, the official government seal however needs permission. I know of a person that built a multi prize winning vehicle, exhibited it all over UK and Europe, got front page of magazine treatment and many accolades for his work. Only problem was when someone wrote to the IOM Gov and grassed him up for using the IOM seal on the paintwork. No publicity from the Gov even though he made loads of good publicity for the island, just a terse letter to not do it again, freedom to flourish and all that.

(google 'Mad Manx' for images)

 

I disagree with your opening assertion - unless by "symbol" you are referring to that which I described. The use merely of the twin capitals "TT" I am sure would not require permission as I doubt very much that it is a registered trademark.

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Please confirm it's crap then ...or confirm they pay to use the images etc

 

Plus you missed out the 'anyone know if this is true?' part of my post

But that's typical of the sort of wank post which discredits the forum...'I've made up some scurrilous bollocks alleging taxpayer funds have been misused, so I have planted the seed of doubt, but will cover myself by saying anyone know if this shite is true?'
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I think you will find they get the use of the TT logo when they sign up to race here every TT.

 

TT event is more than happy having major teams turn up, if it was upto the bigger race teams on how long the event should run they would prefer only to be here for a week as two weeks is to long.

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censorship - are you Geoff Corkish in disguise?

 

I don't think he/she is..... But you and Patrick are doing a sterling job of proving Geoff Corkish correct.... So stop now!

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the likelihood is that the team is actually funded by Isle of Man taxpayers in some sort of branding exercise

 

That looks like adding two and two and making six!

 

The default outcome when Xpert - I'm still chuckling - adds two and two.

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