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RCM Sues Royal Australian Mint In Row Over Poppy Coin Printing

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 Posted 01/18/2018  8:05 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add wildflowerAB to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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The Royal Canadian Mint is suing its Australian counterpart over the way it prints red poppies on its commemorative Remembrance Day coins.

Documents filed in Australia's Federal Court in December allege The Royal Australian Mint used without permission a printing method patented by the Canadian mint which is now demanding that Australia's 500,000 commemorative $2 coins, in circulation since 2012, either be turned over to them or "destroy(ed) under supervision."

"It has become necessary for us to institute infringement proceedings to protect and preserve our intellectual property rights," Canadian mint spokesman Alex Reeves said in a statement to the National Post Wednesday. ....


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http://nationalpost.com/news/canada...-red-poppies

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What Cdn specific patent is being referred to is a little confusing because of the photo of the 2015 quarter in the article. It seems it might be the other design which first appeared on Cdn quarters beginning in 2004, then 2008, 2010....
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 Posted 01/18/2018  10:16 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 01/19/2018  04:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add redlock to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good luck trying to get back these $2 coins from collectors around the world
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 Posted 01/19/2018  06:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's business for you.
Ho hum.

Fortunately for me, I don't collect modern mint product,
except for what I pull out of circulation at face value.
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 Posted 01/19/2018  07:44 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why don't they sue China for making counterfeits? Demand all of them be turned over to Canada!
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Fortunately for me, I don't collect modern mint product,
except for what I pull out of circulation at face value.


According to the article, RCM demands that Australia retrieve and turn over all the circulated $2 from 2012.

Keep an eye out for any of them and do the right thing!
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 Posted 01/20/2018  12:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am NOT giving my R.A.M. coins to anybody !
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According to the article, RCM demands that Australia retrieve and turn over all the circulated $2 from 2012.


Yeah, right. That is never going to happen. What about later $2 coins that appear to have the same type of coloring?
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 Posted 01/20/2018  02:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Optimist-numismatist to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, time to start hoarding hahaha.
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 Posted 01/20/2018  8:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Libertad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Greed. Pure and simple.
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 Posted 01/20/2018  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I dunno why but I find this hysterical. Someone call the Queen to make the children stop fighting.

In a more serious response the RAM will likely have to pay a royalty, confiscating and destroying every last coin just isn't going to happen
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 Posted 01/21/2018  12:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You never know, the RAM might find a way of successfully defending the case.

The lawyers win again.

Since the taxpayers are the stakeholders in the mints of their respective countries, they are who will pay in the end.
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 Posted 01/21/2018  12:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I dunno why but I find this hysterical. Someone call the Queen to make the children stop fighting.
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 Posted 01/22/2018  02:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Scissel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By allowing the offending coin to be minted with her effigy on the front, is the Queen also liable for the copyright infringement?...

(Not a serious question, but it does bother me that her official image is on every weird gimmicky coin of the realm.)
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...it does bother me that her official image is on every weird gimmicky coin of the realm.


Her Majesty's collection must be the dog's bollocks.
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