View Full Version : Corporate lineage

12-17-2004, 11:41 AM
A little research on the web reveals that Northrop Grumman Aerospace also acquired Vought in 1994, and is still a major player in the US defense industry. So, if airplanes like the Corsair, P-61, and Hellcat are truly "trademarks", then I suppose some type of infringement may have occured if permission to represent these "trademarks" in the sim wasn't secured by UBI's legal beagles.

Now, could someone enlighten me on this:

The P-47 was a product of Republic Aviation. Republic was acquired in 1965 by Fairchild Industries. The last corporate iteration of Fairchild was Fairchild Dornier (deep irony here) which folded in 2002 and was broken up by a court appointed administrator. The physical and monetary assets go to 3 firms, AvCraft (Virginia, USA), M7 Aerospace (Texas, USA) and RUAG Aerospace (Switzerland).

So, with it's corporate lineage all but extinct, how would inclusion of the Republic P-47N violate trademark rules? Anybody?

Oh, and BTW Tagert, you were right. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

12-17-2004, 11:45 AM
Im confused!

12-17-2004, 11:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aimail101:
Im confused! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So are we all, Aimail. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

12-17-2004, 12:32 PM
lol my name was meant to be Airmail.......but i spelt it wrongly!

12-17-2004, 04:32 PM
Daimler-Benz bought out Messerschmitt AG (not sure when), and have since merged with Chrysler.

So on the one hand, that's another (at least partly) US company to make a stink about this, but also, if they ever sell their ME-412 concept, you could really buy a Messerschmitt (in a sense) lol

12-17-2004, 04:47 PM
i thought it was a Pratt & Whitney engine issue. i could be wrong

12-17-2004, 05:01 PM
Maybe P&W saw the Jugs glass Jaw Oleg made and didnt like it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif