I don't think so. The copyright returns to the author if the company no longer exists. So if Tansoft had the rights to Geoff Phillips software he now has it back.Chema wrote: ↑Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:14 pmThey can start claiming us to retire the games from free download or something.
Or, worse, they could somewhat get the rights of the ROM and ask everyone to retire any ROM image around. Or with SEDORIC or Microdisc ROM and prevent people from having programs that use SEDORIC to boot or disk controllers that use the EPROM from being built and sold.
It's unclear who owns or owned the rights to Oric and its ROMs, but you don't obtain it just by rehashing a logo.
It was suggested the French Oric company didn't fully own Oric but also assets were sold off when they went under. At some point British Car Auctions were a major part in the company and they seem to still exist. I did try to contact them about it but I didn't get a reply that showed any understanding of what I was asking.
If you look at the logo registration the purposes are listed.
Retro inspired software and application software and downloadable software and application software; computer hardware; downloadable publications; parts and fitting for video game apparatus namely cables, connectors and adaptors.
Retro inspired clothes, shoes, hats.
Retro inspired games, toys and playthings; video game apparatus, controllers and joysticks including parts and fittings namely cables, connectors and adaptors.
So it would suggest they intend to make something like the C64 mini and sell some merchandise. If the original trademarks are protected then making new 'retro inspired' versions may get them off the hook. I doubt they want to stop the online software use as their gadget will no doubt depend on using such software. https://retrogames.biz/
Here's some of the other logos they've registered. Perhaps a multiplatform gadget is on the horizon?
https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmown ... 0003306145