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  1. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Over the years I've always used the old-fashioned tan all-leather work gloves, would wear out a pair every year or two.

    At the beginning of last summer, I decided to try out a pair of those fancy modern-style work gloves. They've worked out pretty well.

    This year, since joining the forum, I'm seeing things with different eyes. I noticed the rubber protectors over the back of the fingers looked very familiar, was wondering if Oakley was suffering a little trademark infringement - lol...
    Trademark Infringement! - 20140623_183009.jpg

    But I guess I wasn't the only one who noticed - I was at THD today and saw they've now changed the design:
    Trademark Infringement! - 20140623_121859.jpg
     
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  2. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Those gloves look comfortable.
     
  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    You can't see in the pics but the outside thumb / hand area is kinda towel-like for mopping sweat; I've got some bike gloves like that, very useful...
     
  4. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Those are nice work gloves, I think Oakley might think they stole their ideal, but I wouldn't mind using those
     
  5. TxAgLaw98

    TxAgLaw98 Oakley Beginner

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    Probably did get a letter from Oakley. The suppliers of the "FG" gloves in the picture probably could have made a half-hearted argument that their use of the oval design was functional (i.e., best way to protect the back of the fingers with a vent in the center for cooling), and thus, not subject to infringement. However, that's a longshot for a famous mark like Oakley, and thus, probably why they changed.
     
  6. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Yes.

    I'm guessing from your handle that you're an a&m graduate practicing law? No brownie points here - hook 'em!!! :newrussian::grin:
     
  7. TxAgLaw98

    TxAgLaw98 Oakley Beginner

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    Correct, but not the whole story. Received my masters from Texas.