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The court ruled: Lewis Hamilton failed to ban the use of the name "Hamilton" by a company that has existed for 128 years

Ante Vetma

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Britain's RaceFans writes that the European Court has ruled that a watchmaker with a tradition of 198 years can continue to use the name "Hamilton", even though Lewis Hamilton sued them at the European Union's intellectual property office.

Hamilton’s 44IP firm holds “intellectual rights related to driver Lewis Hamilton,” as the court ruled, but this does not apply to the Hamilton brand, which was founded in Pennsylvania in 1892, 93 years before the Mercedes driver was born.

"There is no natural right of a person to protect his name if it would harm the rights of a third party."

- European Court

44IP's activities caught the public's attention in 2017 in the "Paradise Papers" case when it was revealed that he had evaded paying millions of tax dollars for his private jet, which he later sold.

Author's opinion:

The outcome was certainly followed with apprehension by the leadership of the city of "Hamilton" in Ontario, Canada.

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71 comments

  1. Great message to kids, don’t give up on your dreams.
    What empty words, where are the examples, where?
    Be a man, for example, how stupid do you have to be to even try something like this? Well out of the blue, they have been around since 1892 and he imagined that there was only one Hamilton, no one else, all less important.
    Maybe he was right, there was only one fool like him.
    Rosberg, please come back, let's not watch or listen to this anymore.



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    • Fernando Alonso Mr.Spaceguy Donator Show

      What an exaggeration: facepalm: Luja’s company has tried to challenge Hamilton’s rights to exclusivity. It means that he or other companies can also use the name Hamilton.



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      • lukarak Donator Show

        It's not that Hamilton has to stop using the Hamilton name, but that Lewis can do the same.


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        • This would sound better: so not that Hamilton has to stop using the Hamilton name but that Hamilton can do the same: P



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        • Blue Flag dFixxx3r Show

          give read.
          if it says
          Britain's RaceFans writes that the European Court has ruled that a watchmaker with a tradition of 198 years can continue to use the name "Hamilton", even though Lewis Hamilton sued them at the European Union's intellectual property office.
          then that means lewis sued them. and the court dismissed his lawsuit. only if the author has translated it completely wrong. so lujo wanted to have an exclusive in his name as if there had never been a hamilton before ha ha ha
          another in a series of hypocritical moves that show his true temper



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  2. Honda zekohonda Donator Show

    every part for the opinion of the author! : D



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  3. Michael Schumacher VRSV546 Show
    Pirelli's reaction for a funny comment

    1. Hamilton
    2. Jesus
    3. Muhammad
    On his birthday there must be a holiday in the world something like the new year but happier
    A true hero and example to all children!



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  4. David Croft Frantic Donator Show

    God forbid.
    And sakloni.
    : Facepalm:



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  5. Fernando Alonso Mr.Spaceguy Donator Show

    A poorly written article by RaceFans that will only lead to unnecessary spitting and insulting of Luja.



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    • F1puls Portal Ante Vetma editor in chief Show

      Source? Racefans is otherwise pretty precise about things like this…



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      • Lewis Hamilton smr201 Show

        @Ante
        ESPN published the same article as this one which Mr. Spaceguy linkao.
        Or are they like 24 hours and daily mail?
        So it’s Hamilton’s company that wants to put a trademark on Hamilton’s name all over Europe, and Lewis ’lawyers have tried to prevent the same.
        So just the opposite of what is implied in the article. I think it would be okay to correct this article.



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        • F1puls Portal Ante Vetma editor in chief Show

          Can you clarify this quote from the verdict:

          "There is no 'natural right' for a person to have his or her own name registered as a trademark, when that would infringe third parties' rights."



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        • Lewis Hamilton smr201 Show

          I can't do the same as you can't explain the following sentence from the article:

          "The Swiss brand which has been functioning since 1892 was dragged into the legal battle by the Formula 1 champion three years ago when the former registered 'Hamilton' as its trademark, giving them the exclusive right to use the name across Europe."

          I am not a lawyer, but my interpretation would be that his lawyers went to the map to try to prevent the Hamilton company from registering trademarks so they try to register their own.
          But in any case, given the contradictions from all the above articles, I think that this version here on the page gives a much different impression. And that is that Ham decided out of pure peace to trademark his surname. It turns out that this is not the case but that the company went to make a trademark that only they can use the Hamilton name all over Europe, and Lewis tried to prevent them from doing so.
          Whichever way you turn it should be mentioned in the article.
          After all, you can see from the comments how 95% of people understood the article.



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        • F1puls Portal Ante Vetma editor in chief Show

          But, you write me a quote from the portal, and I write to you from the court verdict.



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        • @Ante

          You stick to one sentence from the verdict that could mean anything, and in this case it means 44IP tried to protect the name Lewis Hamilton. The sponsor of the Mercedes ICW probably wants to sell watches with his name on it. Hamilton watchmaker, which has exclusive rights to the Hamilton name in the EU, has complained about this because they feel it is too similar to their brand. The court upheld that appeal and that is where every story ends.
          The story that Hamilton tried to ban the watch manufacturer from using their name, which this article implies, is total nonsense and misinformation.
          You rewrote a bad article with a clickbait headline that was written for the purpose of spitting on Lewis and generating drama.
          In the future, try fact-checking before you rewrite anything because this way you are only doing damage to your credibility.



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        • F1puls Portal Ante Vetma editor in chief Show

          You stick to one sentence from the verdict that can mean anything

          Because court rulings can mean "anything".

          The court upheld that appeal and that is where every story ends.

          Where did you get this information? The court did not uphold the appeal of the watch manufacturer but the court rejected the appeal of 44IP. And by the way, it is forbidden to have multiple profiles on the portal.



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        • Yes, because they appealed the first court decision and asked for the exclusive rights to the name to be removed.
          Where did you get the information from? You quote one sentence from an incorrect article and pretend to have studied the whole dispute that has been going on for 3 years.

          I made an account just to answer you, if you think I'm a clone feel free to delete.



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        • Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

          And by the way, it is forbidden to have multiple profiles on the portal

          Now .. This is epic 😁



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        • F1puls Portal Ante Vetma editor in chief Show

          Where did you get the information from?

          From the RaceFans portal, it is written in the first sentence of the article.

          I made an account just to answer you, if you think I'm a clone feel free to delete.

          Welcome, don't forget to take a look rules of behavior.



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        • Lewis Hamilton smr201 Show

          @Ante
          I am quoting an article from ESPN (otherwise a very credible source in the world of sports) in which that sentence from the verdict that you are holding like a drunken fence was published. So from the same article you extract things that suit you. And you have no idea, like none of us, what was going on legally, because it is a dispute that has been going on for years.
          But I’m also silly because I’m amazed.
          There is room for such news on the portal, and there is no place for an article about Vettel's comments on the 7th headline.
          It is important to put an article about Rubens because his statements are easier to write off as comments of a jealous former colleague from MS, right? 😉
          And who knows, maybe the editorial board missed it, but it was transmitted by all the most relevant portals dealing with F1🤔
          PS It’s a little funny that someone who called Hamilton a tupson of the other calls for order around the rules of conduct in the comments, especially since the man didn’t break any.


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        • F1puls Portal Ante Vetma editor in chief Show

          Answer kontakt@pulsmedia.hr and feel free to write whatever articles you want, how many words were spent on criticism from journalists and editors there - during that time you could write at least one article that would pass the strict criteria of a commentator.

          And this under the PS in the end leaves it to be taken care of by who is in charge of moderating the portal, there is no need for assistance, ok it has been going for the last 6 years.



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        • Lewis Hamilton smr201 Show

          @Ante
          You got Mail :)


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    • Susie Wolff Har Kl Donator Show

      Badly written article there, partially translated here and you get what you get: chill:

      44IP did not at all request that Hamilton International stop using the name Hamilton, as the author implies.



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      • Ferrari AMG Show

        Yes, but we won't get 20 comments like that in an hour, Ante works for his pocket like the rest of us 😀 So it's not the most necessary to look at the originality and honesty of the content…



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      • What, he asked for a commission if his name was Hamilton?
        And they were called that until he even stuttered in the eggs.
        They need to protect the name that he cannot use because they are the first on the market and everything is clear.



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        • Susie Wolff Har Kl Donator Show

          It is not difficult to educate yourself, so at least read the article.
          When you do that, then find me a sentence based on which you concluded that he asked for a commission from anything called Hamilton.
          So I'll reply to you then: thumbs:



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        • Lewis Hamilton mariof1 Show

          @Realist

          It does not matter. The article says Lewis lost somewhere on something. It is celebrated on the portal.



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  6. Mclaren kimi-f1 Show

    The equality fighter, however, puts himself ahead of the rest. Lewis is definitely one of the more limited drivers on the grid.



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  7. Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

    44IP's activities caught the public's attention in 2017 in the "Paradise Papers" case when it was revealed that he had evaded paying millions of tax dollars for his private jet, which he later sold.

    I simply refuse to believe in the truth of what is written.



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    • Susie Wolff Har Kl Donator Show

      Seriously you didn't know about this or troll: D?



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      • Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

        Of course not, I did see comments that there is a plane, but that's it ... What I know and read about LH is mostly from here, from some links that someone sticks in comments or on the forum or from shows on SkySports .. I don't have a bookmark on the edge " latest on LH44 ”



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        • Susie Wolff Har Kl Donator Show

          It's old news, but the comments are coming in all the time.
          I thought everyone knew that…
          I don't remember the details either, they mostly found a way to avoid paying taxes.
          Everything was legal, but he didn't really like it when the journalists published the news: D
          Allegedly badly affects the image: chill:



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        • Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

          Yes, I see it's from 2017
          Now I am intrigued, a legal way to avoid taxes… Hmmmm ..

          I very rarely read about drivers if it has nothing to do with F1 ..

          I'm not really interested in that part of these people…



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        • Susie Wolff Har Kl Donator Show

          We are all entitled to relief from not paying taxes. It is foolish not to use them.
          You have children, your tax is lower. You take care of a disabled person, your tax is lower.
          Of course, no one forbids you to pay the full amount and do not ask for a refund.



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        • Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

          Relief is something else and you should definitely use it. All you can do is not pay taxes.
          You said a legal way to avoid paying taxes 😁



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        • Susie Wolff Har Kl Donator Show

          Well that's it. You have legal tax evasion and illegal: D
          When you don't do something, it's avoiding doing it, isn't it?
          The article wrote tax avoidance so I continued in that sequence.
          I apologize if I misled: thumbs:



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        • Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

          Such a player means .. Legal non-payment of taxes until it is proven to be illegal 😁



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        • Susie Wolff Har Kl Donator Show

          I'm not at all.
          Don't get me wrong either. In Lews' case, everything is clean by law. Researched and proven that everything was done according to the law.
          Accountants have found a legal way for him not to pay taxes. Same as relief. He agreed to do that and that.
          However, if I were in Lewis' place and had his salary + supposedly he gets so much more from various nonsense, I would think that I don't care whether I will earn purely 50 million or 80 million.
          Anyway, after some number, it all turns into an imaginary fortune, which you will neither spend nor enjoy.



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  8. Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

    If the one who loses the dispute has to pay the court costs and what not, does that mean that Lewis now needs a raise from Toth?



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  9. Brawn Gp F1 Zagorec Show

    Oh, I see your exam… .. 🙉🙉



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  10. Fernando Alonso Alen Šmit Show

    This just proves how "wise" Hamilton really is, he's good behind the wheel and when you start to think it's better to put cheese in your ears in the style of the Alo Alo series. And worst of all, when fanboys of similar intelligence start defending him, it turns into a Don Quixote fight with windmills.

    Let's face it, I respect and appreciate Hamilton as much as I do Alonso in terms of driving skills, and this is how Hamilton, as a person, is just a muffler for me.



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  11. Williams Montoya Show

    There he is # 44 driving a TAZ Dubrava produced in Zagreb in the late eighties

    https://www.busandcoachbuyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/DSB-stand-Dubrava.jpg



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  12. I would like this opinion of the author when it comes to Seb. 😬😋



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  13. Aston Martin JB005 Show

    Hamilton, an old pervert… a horrible character to the point of pain…, probably also advertised Breonna (Rest in peace B…) on a T-shirt so that he could later ask for a commission from earning her T-shirts .. Horror!



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  14. Niki Lauda wapi Donator Show

    If I were LH I would now fire a lawyer who initiated such an idiotic dispute on my behalf. Only someone completely brainless can get into a name dispute with a company called that for almost 130 years.



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    • lukarak Donator Show

      Trademark of that company forbids him to use his last name, of course they initiated a dispute.



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      • Kimi Raikkonen 7 Pitstop Show

        Well, that's logical to me; someone uses a trademark 130 yrs. and now someone else would use that same trademark just because that’s the last name. Imagine that your last name is McDonald, for example, and you try to use the McDonald's trademark in America because that's your last name. Malo morgen…



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        • You are completely right and the court agrees. Such disputes are constantly taking place, there is only a "story" because it is about Lewis. I really don’t see the need to invent facts like “Hilton wants to ban watchmakers from using the name Hamilton”.


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      • Niki Lauda wapi Donator Show

        Trademark is valid in some area. This particular in the field of watches and jewelry. No one is preventing Lewis from using the Lewis Hamilton brand in the area, but only Hamilton is registered. Nor was the watch factory complaining about anything but Lewis. And what’s best is the factory in question is owned by Swatch. Mercedes' partner in the production of Smart cars….



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  15. Lewis Hamilton mariof1 Show

    So one battle for the trademark was lost?

    https://uspto.report/company/44ip-L-T-D

    It has 6 trademarks. Does that mean this is 6-1 after Lewis after all?

    The joy of authors and commentators can be compared to the joy of 6 places on a poel in Turkey, haha.

    Interesting HAMMERTIME is a registered trademark :)



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    • Niki Lauda wapi Donator Show

      It is not disputed his right to register whatever trademarks he thinks he can.
      If someone is going to buy pants because it says LH44 or CR7 on them - who's to blame.

      It is disputed to me that he applied for the annulment of a trademark registered at a watch factory which has existed for 130 years. It shows arrogant greed.



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  16. Niki Lauda wapi Donator Show

    Here: who is interested in the verdict.

    https://euipo.europa.eu/copla/trademark/data/009114232/download/CLW/CCL/2020/EN/20201027_000015054.doc?app=caselaw&casenum=000015054&trTypeDoc=NA

    Mostly the guy tried to undo the trademark of the watch factory. and not the other way around.



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  17. James Hunt Vryky Show

    Severe misery…


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  18. James Hunt Vryky Show

    The morally poor have forgotten that this is one of the most common surnames among colonial blacks..maybe he should also protect his right to farm so that when Alonso rape him in the same year, the farm also disappears with him ..



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