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Old 19th November 2020, 19:29   #1
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In the world As a watch collector, I believe his arrogance knows no bounds
https://expressinformer.com/lewis-ha...amilton-brand/

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Is that real?? I knew he was a ?@#*!! but really??
anyway a D### is useful and I cannot say what I think of him because I'll probably upset someone.
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I wonder if that is "false news"?? isnt swatch owned by mercedes (or used to be)/ Chris S.
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Old 19th November 2020, 21:06   #4
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Also reported in the Mail and others...
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ton-brand.html

https://thesportsrush.com/f1-news-le...y-watchmakers/
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I wonder if that is "false news"?? isnt swatch owned by mercedes (or used to be)/ Chris S.
I think it is true, however, it is blown out of proportion. The costs awarded to Swatch, were £893 towards their legal fees. Seriously? Reading between the lines, what I reckon happened, Lewis's company were wanting to bring a range of merchandise or create a label around LH. To do this, and to protect the brand, companies have to lodge trademark papers. One of which would have been for watches, I am sure. Swatch would have objected, and arbitration counsel would have looked over the papers and rejected the trademarking.

This trademarking would only apply to products that could be confused with something else. LH could released quite safely, a range of trousers for instance with the Hamilton name. If they completed their paperwork correctly, an individual could not then design/create a pair of trousers and label them Hamilton.

He could also trademark his name for use on a car. So any manufacturer, or a new manufacturer started by James Hamilton, could not come along and produce a car with that name. Look up the car Ford T5 . However, if LH did not produce a car, and James Hamilton did, James Hamilton would have a strong argument for his case.

If James Hamilton created a PC and called it the Hamilton, he could do this, providing LH had not trademarked the name for use on a PC or another electronic product that could be construed by the public as a computer.

A recent case from a couple of years ago I think demonstrates it well. Singhsburys. A corner supermarket copying the Sainsburys style of logo, could be misconstrued.

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isnt swatch owned by mercedes (or used to be)/ Chris S.
no, between them, they designed the Smart range of cars (Swatch Mercedes ART , or something like that) . Not sure what the standing is now - I had thought Mercedes took control over the automotive section around the time the For Four was released, but I may be wrong on that.

I would bet that LH would have been unaware of all of this, and his company's lawyers were simply conducting a paperwork exercise, and it has not gone beyond the first stages. It was not a massive court case or a case of a big conglomerate trying to crush a small fish. So more like a tabloid trying to sensationalise a story.

And no, I cannot stand Lewis Hamilton. He deserved to win the championship this year, and his capability on a race weekend is currently without peer - no other driver has the equipment and ability to take a fight to him, Bottas does, but not the ability since he will be hamstrung by Mercedes. I would question his ability to develop the car. (question his claim of Britishness too, but that is another matter lol). He is a wannabe american, and an Instadreamer.
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Agree with most of the last post but would not go so far as "He deserved to win the championship this year, and his capability on a race weekend is currently without peer." Toto at Merc promised the diva the best car if he renewed his contract with Merc at the end of this season, says it all really as the car is always designed around the number 1 driver ... no need to ask the number 2 re this. Lol! Charles Leclerc I think would offer some much needed competition too if given the right resources.
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Agree with most of the last post but would not go so far as "He deserved to win the championship this year, and his capability on a race weekend is currently without peer." Toto at Merc promised the diva the best car if he renewed his contract with Merc at the end of this season, says it all really as the car is always designed around the number 1 driver ... no need to ask the number 2 re this. Lol! Charles Leclerc I think would offer some much needed competition too if given the right resources.
Schumacher did it, Alonso did it at Renault, tried and failed at McLaren. If a driver can do this, whilst I do not agree, then more power to them. But it was thanks to Button, Barrichello, Heidfeld, and particularly Rosberg, that the car was where it was when Hamilton came along. Drivers nowadays do not seem to develop the car the way they used to in the past. This is why I do not think Hamilton is one of the greats (he also has wobbles when things are not going his way on the track lol).

Think of it this way too, Ferrari could have won the 1999 driver's championship, their first since Scheckter. How would it look if the driver who won it, was getting paid about 10% of the number 1 driver, even if they were out for part of the season?

Bottas, is toeing the line, for sure, hence his apparent lack of ability. And like Irvine in '99 once said it is better to be a Ferrari (Mercedes) no.2 driver than a number 1 at almost any other team, especially when they are nowhere near in performance. Irvine I am sure, would add that he got paid handsomely for it too lol.
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Bet he would be a good companion for Meghanís club of hard done by victims.
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Well this has quickly developed into yet another bash Hamilton thread!

Canít we all agree to differ, and change the subject?
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Well this has quickly developed into yet another bash Hamilton thread! Canít we all agree to differ, and change the subject?
Another recent thread supposedly about F1 was quickly turned into the diva's appreciation thread with more than a bit of baiting for a bun fight, lol. I didn't take the bait on that thread and I won't be doing so on this thread. Sorry, but yes ... EVERYONE needs to learn to agree to differ and accept that while everyone is entitled to an opinion NO-ONE is obliged to share it.

Your opening sentence conflicts with the thread title.
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