Friday, August 2, 2013

Horse trailers trademarks

At horse expo's I tour, I hear folks say "Cimarron is the darling of the industry" from other manufactures. It's good to be noticed. I've noticed Cimarron leads the way on important upgrades. I toured the factory with Michael Terry, president of Cimarron Trailers. You have to be in shape to keep up with Michael, he has lots of energy and loves the trailer business. Even in the current recession, Cimarron Trailers is improving, expanding and zeroing in on efficiency. The factory is staying the same size, but putting out 25% more trailers. There is a handful of aluminum trailer manufactures at the top in premium trailers. None surpasses Cimarron current models. I participate in a truck shootout just about every year, other auto journalist and myself put the trucks thru the paces and pick a winner. I'd be happy to do a shootout with the top trailers. The top trailers need smart engineering, custom doors and windows, top components, strong beautiful welds etc. The result is quality uniformity on all trailers from roof to axles. Where else would you build horse trailers, but the heart of Oklahoma, rich is trailer history, and has the qualified skilled workers. Very much a group effort with labor and management on the same team, many workers and supervisors that have been with Cimarron since the beginning. Lean efficient manufacturing system creates savings per trailer built. That savings goes to employee bonuses and quality incentive, after rework, employee's get bonus. Good place to work in a recession. Beautiful trailers, the trademark of Cimarron, sells in a normal economy. In a recession Cimarron proves itself with a quality investment in a trailer that won't let you down on the road. Michael Terry does his part managing costs and inventory control so important for factory and dealer survival. His goal is to be around for the long term eliminating waste and increasing efficiency. Touring his trailer factory revealed the dramatic changes from 3 years ago with my last report. From big Living Quarter trailers, to easy towing two horse bumper pulls, the strength is where you can't see it. Look at the framing (right picture,) it's massive, engineered for the suspension to flex not the frame. This is something truck manufactures have learned with stiffer frames they can dial in a better suspension. Assembly line efficiency and standardization, similar to Japanese auto makers. Supplies are on carts instead of shelves, so they can come to the assembly line after being loaded from stock. Less space, less time getting components to assembly line. Line is closer together, the parts roll to the trailer. Lessons from Henry Ford's assembly line, only better. Andy, the engineer using a 3D computer program can stress test components, speeding up improvements and strength in Cimarron trailers. Engineering changes such as steel rear corner boomerang, allows narrower corner post for a wider stronger door opening. Computer engineering allows 4" wider and 2" taller door, Huck bolts not welding the 1/4" plate boomerang gusset, is stronger than typical welded fishplate.

Burger Horse Meat with Trademark Whoppers

Burger King has admitted to having horse meat in some of its burgers, including its trademark Whopper burgers.

The chain has so far only admitted the fact to the extent of its United Kingdom franchises, but that may not go a long way to satisfying customers who no doubt will be outraged at the news.
The admission is a huge U-turn on a previous denial by the fast food restaurant; just two weeks ago Burger King denied that there was any presence of horse meat in any of its burgers.
According to the Daily Mail, Burger King has said, "The contaminated burgers were made by the Irish-based processing company, Silvercrest, which is part the ABP Foods Group."
Just last month there was a huge outcry after it was found that burgers sold in a number of supermarket chains in Ireland and the United Kingdom contained traces of horse meat.
Numerous stores were forced to make embarrassing admissions that there was horse meat DNA in burgers they had sold to unwitting consumers. Some of those supermarket chains are among the largest operating in the region and included Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Iceland and Dunnes Stores.
In the immediate aftermath of that revelation being made, there was confusion as to how horse meat could have come into contact or been added to the regular beef burger meat, as the plants that were processing them did not process horse meat.
It later turned out that large blocks of frozen meat from a non-approved supplier in Poland was behind the mystery. The horse meat had made its way into the burgers through these blocks of frozen meat.
The imported beef from Poland contained minute traces of horse meat, according to reports. These traces were then seen in burgers sold in those supermarkets, and now it turns out, in Burger King restaurants operating in the region.
Here is a video report of Burger King admitting its burgers contained horse meat:

Trademarks for american horse trailer

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 4 -- The trademark AMERICAN HORSE TRAILER RENTALS (Reg. No. 4005931) was issued on Aug. 2 by the USPTO.
Owner: American Horse Trailer Rental, Inc. CORPORATION CALIFORNIA 15664 F Mills Drive Visalia CALIFORNIA 93292.
The trademark application serial number 85209079 was filed on Jan. 3 and was registered on Aug. 2.
The description of the mark registered is "The color(s) brown, black, blue, white, red, tan, and beige is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the following: a horse head in brown and black,

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Motorbike trademarks

A motorbike trademark is a non-conventional trademark where sound is used to perform the trademark function of uniquely identifying the commercial origin of products or services.

The biggest selection of new and used motorbikes (motorcycles) for sale at motorbikes for sale, from types Classic, Vintage, Competition, Cruiser, Custom, Dirt Bikes, Dual Sport, Electric, MX Bikes, Mini Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, Sport Touring, Sportbike, Standard,Touring,Trike Motorcycles, Motorcycle Trailers. In recent times, sounds have been increasingly used as trademarks in the marketplace. However, it has traditionally been difficult to protect sounds as trademarks through registration, as a sound was not considered to be a 'trademark'. This issue was addressed by the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, which broadened the legal definition of trademark to encompass "any sign...capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings" (article 15(1)).
Despite the recognition which must be accorded to sound trademarks in most countries, the graphical representation of such marks sometimes constitutes a problem for trademark owners seeking to protect their marks, and different countries have different methods for dealing with this issue.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

RV trademarks

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Monday, April 22, 2013

RV towable trailers

What type of RV? There are many, many types of RVs. We will cover the basics, but we will concentrate a little more on the RVs that are most suited to the full-timing lifestyle. RV trailers for sale
In this section, we will discuss what type of RV you should purchase. As with many aspects of full-timing, the options are numerous and the choice is quite personal. It is very difficult to provide recommendations because of personal preferences, budgets, and selections.
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Types of RVs

So here we will simply provide an education about the types of RVs and a few pros and cons about the most popular. Car Insurance Recreational Vehicle Insurance
The basic categories of RVs are

  • Motorhomes (including Bus Conversions)
  • Travel Trailers (or towables)
  • Truck Campers
    Motorhomes are your vehicle and living quarters combined.
    Travel trailers must be towed by a separate vehicle.
    A truck camper is living quarters that sits in the back of a pick-up truck.


    Let’s start with motorhomes. Motorhomes are further divided into classes.

    Class A Motorhomes
    Class A motorhomes are the largest. They are the RVs most people think of when you use the term RV. Although different than Class A motorhomes, Bus Conversions are also large (and can be luxurious) and they are the rigs most often associated with stars and athletes that travel over the road from city to city.

    Class B Motorhomes
    Class B motorhomes are the smallest and are built on a van chassis. Although there are full-timers in Class Bs, they are generally too small to live in for long periods of time.

    Class C Motorhomes
    Class C motorhomes are also built on a van chassis and are often referred to as mini-motorhomes although they can be as long as many of the Class As. They are distinguished by an extended section over the cab which usually contains an extra bed.

    Travel Trailers (Towables)

    Towables include true travel trailers, fifth wheels, pop-up campers, and all others that are towed. Though there are full-timers in all shapes and sizes of towable RVs, only travel trailers and fifth wheels are practical for long-term living for the majority of people.

    Travel Trailers
    Travel trailers are large trailers towed completely behind the tow vehicle. They are hitched to the back of the tow vehicle which can be anything that has enough power and torque to pull the trailer.

    Fifth Wheels
    Fifth wheels are trailers that have a gooseneck front section that extends over the bed of the pick-up truck (usually) tow vehicle. The hitch is located in the center of the truck bed, so fifth wheels can only be towed by pick-up or flat bed trucks.
    NOTE: Many full-timers choose to pull their trailers with, large, semi-looking Medium Duty Trucks (MDTs) or Heavy Duty Trucks (HDTs). For very heavy trailers, MDTs & HDTs provide more saftey in going down long, steep inclines and in stopping emergencies, but the trade-off is having to use them for store runs and exploring.

    Travel Trailers vs. Fifth Wheels
    Between travel trailers and fifth wheels, travel trailers are generally less expensive. Fifth wheels tend to have more living space and are easier to tow.
    With fifth wheels having much of their weight positioned over the tow vehicle, they are less susceptible to jack-knifing or fish-tailing. At least one source I have read stated that fifth wheels are the most popular among full-timers, but it seems to us to be about 50/50 between fifth wheels and motorhomes.

    Motorhomes vs. Towables

    Again, the type of RV you choose is largely personal preference. However, there are some basic differences that may help you decide.

    Motorhome Pros
  • Non-drivers can pursue other activities while on the road (although it is highly recommended that they stay seated with belts on).
  • You do not have to stop for bathroom breaks (but again, it is not recommended that you walk in the rig while in motion).
  • You do not have to go out in bad weather to get to the living quarters when you stop.
  • Many motorhomes have self-leveling jacks so there is no need to place boards or blocks under wheels to level.
  • Motorhomes are a little easier to move and set up.
  • Motorhomes allow you to tow just about any vehicle for exploring local areas.

    Motorhome Cons
  • If something needs to be repaired, your entire home has to go into the shop and you may have to find other accommodations until all parts are in and the problem is fixed.
  • Motorhomes tend to be more expensive than towables, even when factoring in a tow vehicle for the towable.
  • Motorhomes generally have less living space than travel trailers and fifth wheels.
  • Because Motorhomes have a lot of value tied up in the motor, they depreciate faster.
  • When towing a second vehicle, you cannot back up, you have the cost and maintenance of the second vehicle, and you are back to having towing and hitching hassles.

    Towable Pros (large travel trailers and fifth wheels)
  • They are less expensive and hold value longer.
  • They have more living space.
  • Because they require a tow vehicle, you can leave the RV and take the tow vehicle on short runs.
  • It is usually the motorized vehicle that needs repair, so if the tow vehicle is in the shop, you still can live in the RV.

    Towable Cons
  • Towing and hitching/unhitching large trailers can be a hassle (although our experience has been that fifth wheel hitching/unhitching is about as easy as it gets).
  • Due to overall length, parking and finding campsites can be a problem.
  • Non-drivers cannot legally be in the trailer while moving.
  • Depending on the size of the towable, the tow vehicle could be more expensive than the RV, and could make the overall cost rival a motorhome.
  • Because of the size of the tow vehicle necessary to pull a full-timing trailer, exploring the area may be a less comfortable ride than in a vehicle towed behind a motorhome.
  • If financing, the tow vehicle loan cannot be spread over a long term like RV loans; therefore, monthly payments could be higher on a trailer/tow vehicle combination than on a motorhome.

    Decisions, Decisions

    So how do you decide? Research, read, go to dealer lots, go to RV shows, and ask questions of full-timers that are on the road and on internet forums. You will develop preferences.

    Our Search

    When we started looking, we just presumed we would get a motorhome. But after looking briefly, we quickly determined that we wanted the living space of a fifth wheel, the safety and ease of towing a fifth wheel over a travel trailer, and the convenience of having a detachable tow vehicle with a fifth wheel.
    We determined that storage space, quality cabinets, counter space, and a bathroom set-up where the toilet was separate from the vanity and shower were the features we had to have. Attending one RV show allowed us to dismiss a large number of rigs.
    Of course we all have to keep our budget in mind. The consensus in the books I have read and the websites I have visited seems to be that full-timers should buy the largest RV that you can afford.
    This seems to be backed up by full-timer surveys. Rarely does one say their rig is too large, most say their rig is just right, but many say that they would get a larger unit if they could change anything about their experience.
    Again, budget and personal preference may determine whether you buy new or used. You have to weigh reliability, warranties, and the features you want against price.
    My preference on new versus used is quite different for a live-in RV than it is for a car. I can’t stand the depreciation factor on cars, so I tend to lean toward late model used cars. However, with a live-in RV and tow vehicle, I prefer new to ensure manufacturer warranties, safety, and the latest technology.
    Many full-timers would disagree, but I am not mechanically inclined, so the less worry I have with maintenance the more I think the extra costs are worth it for us.
    For those that are a bit more mechanically inclined, we have heard about tremendous deals on used RVs. Lots of people buy them and then do not use them as often as they thought. So low mileage, used RVs can be found at really great prices once you make a choice on what you want and are willing to do a little searching to find the deal.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    Recreational Vehicles registered trademarcs

    A Recreational Vehicle (RV) is a vehicle that combines transportation and temporary living quarters for travel, recreation and camping. There are two main categories: Towable and Motorized RVs - Towable Recreational Vehicles (Towable RVs) are those that must be mounted on or towed by another vehicle to be moved from place to place. - Motorized Recreational Vehicles (Motorized RVs) , sometimes named as motorhomes, are vehicles designed as temporary living quarters for recreational camping, travel or seasonal use that are built on a motorized chassis.

    Towable Recreational Vehicles

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