Who is the current copyright holder of MSX logo and what's the policy on use

Door bazabaza

Expert (70)

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19-06-2015, 10:06

I googled and found an old post here, but the site for MSX association as with the msx association are gone. I want to use msx starting screen in an app, and would like to know what's the legal policy.

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Van konamiman

Paragon (1176)

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19-06-2015, 12:48

That's a good question, and the closeness of the japanese MSX scene doesn't help. I would like to know what's the legal status of MSX-DOS as well, since I want to make the sources of Nextor public.

Van bazabaza

Expert (70)

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19-06-2015, 13:05

Couple of years ago I found information on a website I thought it belongs to Kazuhiko Nishi. but now when I look at his site it's completely different and I can't find information about the logo or copyright. just about his work on msx.

Van bazabaza

Expert (70)

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19-06-2015, 13:34

I just found a way to search the record of trademark MSX. and seems the last company application accepted in 2014 was to MSX Licensing corporation. but I can't find new information or site. I found a website that point to tenants of a building, the site post is in 2013. the building included MSX licensing corporation and Digital Do Main and several others. Digital Do Main belongs to Kazuhiko Nishi I think. so I'm not sure if we have to get a license, we have to ask an audio company?

Van o.geerdink

Hero (587)

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19-06-2015, 17:02

The msx trademark might be considered abandoned?

Van tvalenca

Paladin (747)

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19-06-2015, 17:08

not likely...

Van bazabaza

Expert (70)

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19-06-2015, 17:09

o.geerdink wrote:

The msx trademark might be considered abandoned?

I hope so, but doesn't seem like it, it seems they keep renewing it . not sure what they hope to do with. it's a waste of brand to just keep it for nothing. I don't know if it applies to other countries. the issue is I live in Japan, so I have to confirm, don't want any headache. I may try to inquire about this from them. my Japanese is not very good though.

https://www2.j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/syutsugan/TM_LIST_T.cgi?I...

Van Manuel

Ascended (18958)

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19-06-2015, 20:26

Eugeny successfully contacted MLC for GR8BIT... see his website... so perhaps ask him how he did it?