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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-24-2001, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Newark, N.J. --- Ducati Motor Holding SpA, a manufacturer of high-performance motorcycles, faces a trademark infringement lawsuit filed by the widow of Mike Hailwood, a 10-time world motorcycle champion who died in 1981. The suit, filed by Pauline Hailwood, claims that Bologna, Italy-based Ducati has exploited her late husband's name and reputation without her permission to promote its motorcycles, particularly a handmade model known as the MH900e, or ''Mike Hailwood Evoluzione.''
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-24-2001, 07:42 AM
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Wow,

I seem to remember reading that Ducati received permission from "Mike the bike" widow to use the name when the bike first came out.

I guess not.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-24-2001, 07:51 AM
 
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Let it go to court. Anyone in thier right mind can see that Mike would approve of the MH900e. Pauline has no clue...
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Let it go to court. Anyone in thier right mind can see that Mike would approve of the MH900e. Pauline has no clue...

I doubt very much it has anything at all to do with her thinking that her late husband would not approve. She wants cash.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-24-2001, 10:33 AM
 
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Why shouldn't she want cash? They are using her late husbands name to make a buttload of cash so I don't blame her.
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