ESCOM, I hope not

ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Bart Ku » Tue, 14 Mar 1995 06:03:51



If ESCOM buys Commodore, I'm afraid we can forget about the AMIGA
Why would a PC-Clone maker buy AMIGA??

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Jason Compt » Thu, 16 Mar 1995 13:26:11


: If ESCOM buys Commodore, I'm afraid we can forget about the AMIGA
: Why would a PC-Clone maker buy AMIGA??

They want the Commodore trademark.

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Scott Sawy » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 01:18:00


TT>  Can I ask why anyone would want the C= logo? obviosly if CEI gets it,
TT> we'll see CEI plastered on the machine. Change the name altogeather! And
TT> give Escom what they deserve!

CEI will change it's name...

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Kevin Paul Kubi » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 05:19:42


Quote:>If ESCOM buys Commodore, I'm afraid we can forget about the AMIGA
>Why would a PC-Clone maker buy AMIGA??

possibly to get the C= logo and then sell off the rest of the company to CEI or C= UK MBO for more than they paid.

That is one theory. (very possible, since C= is a respectable name over there.)
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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Roy Milic » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 05:20:32




> : If ESCOM buys Commodore, I'm afraid we can forget about the AMIGA
> : Why would a PC-Clone maker buy AMIGA??

> They want the Commodore trademark.

Why would a PC company want the C= trade mark?  Especially when you think
of C= you think of the 64 or the Amiga.

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Tony Lisanti Toto » Thu, 16 Mar 1995 20:44:26



: >If ESCOM buys Commodore, I'm afraid we can forget about the AMIGA
: >Why would a PC-Clone maker buy AMIGA??

: possibly to get the C= logo and then sell off the rest of the company to CEI or C= UK MBO for more than they paid.

: That is one theory. (very possible, since C= is a respectable name over there.)

 Can I ask why anyone would want the C= logo? obviosly if CEI gets it,
we'll see CEI plastered on the machine. Change the name altogeather! And
give Escom what they deserve!

 
 
 

ESCOM, I hope not

Post by David Ingebrets » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 09:56:55




: : >If ESCOM buys Commodore, I'm afraid we can forget about the AMIGA
: : >Why would a PC-Clone maker buy AMIGA??

: : possibly to get the C= logo and then sell off the rest of the company to CEI or C= UK MBO for more than they paid.

: : That is one theory. (very possible, since C= is a respectable name over there.)

:  Can I ask why anyone would want the C= logo? obviosly if CEI gets it,
: we'll see CEI plastered on the machine. Change the name altogeather! And
: give Escom what they deserve!

In Europe, the C= trademark actually helps sales. C= has a very good
reputation over there and apparently, ESCOM thinks that it will help thme
sell PC's with that logo stamped on them.

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Jason Compt » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 10:11:44




: > : If ESCOM buys Commodore, I'm afraid we can forget about the AMIGA
: > : Why would a PC-Clone maker buy AMIGA??
: >
: > They want the Commodore trademark.

: Why would a PC company want the C= trade mark?  Especially when you think
: of C= you think of the 64 or the Amiga.

In Germany, the Commodore name is a highly respected one.  Even in other
countries, particularly Canada, Commodore PCs sold fairly well.

As has been pointed out numerous times on this newsgroup, C= Germany
licensed out its trademark to all sorts of companies, most recently for
an answering machine.  I've even seen talk of a Commodore showerhead.

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Michael van El » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 21:11:45



>Why would a PC company want the C= trade mark?  Especially when you think
>of C= you think of the 64 or the Amiga.

You also think about old CBM machines (_the_ computer in business before
the PC) and the CBM PCs.

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Michael Kraem » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 19:45:25



Organization: GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
Subject: Re: ESCOM, I hope not
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|>
|> : : >If ESCOM buys Commodore, I'm afraid we can forget about the AMIGA
|> : : >Why would a PC-Clone maker buy AMIGA??
|>
|> : : possibly to get the C= logo and then sell off the rest of the company to CEI or C= UK MBO for more than they paid.
|>
|> : : That is one theory. (very possible, since C= is a respectable name over there.)
|>
|> :  Can I ask why anyone would want the C= logo? obviosly if CEI gets it,
|> : we'll see CEI plastered on the machine. Change the name altogeather! And
|> : give Escom what they deserve!
|>
|> In Europe, the C= trademark actually helps sales. C= has a very good
|> reputation over there and apparently, ESCOM thinks that it will help thme
|> sell PC's with that logo stamped on them.
|>

I'm not so sure. If you're talking about C= (and the Amiga) to some PC guy
you most probably will hear: "what ? aren't they bankrupt ?"

Michael

 
 
 

ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Kevin Paul Kubi » Sat, 18 Mar 1995 07:09:53


Quote:> Can I ask why anyone would want the C= logo?

I believe I already answered that in my message:

Quote:>very possible, since C= is a respectable name over th

Sure, in the US, C= is assoicated with Idiots, etc. But it is highly respected in Europe.

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Kevin Paul Kubi » Sat, 18 Mar 1995 07:13:06


Quote:>Why would a PC company want the C= trade mark?  Especially when you think
>of C= you think of the 64 or the Amiga.

Keep in mind: ESCOM is a german )e-]"co'" ~mpany that is throughout Europe and possibly even more countries over there near Asia.

the C= trademark is HIGHLY respected over there.

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Randy Vi » Fri, 17 Mar 1995 20:29:27



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JC> In Germany, the Commodore name is a highly respected one.  Even in other
JC> countries, particularly Canada, Commodore PCs sold fairly well.

JC> As has been pointed out numerous times on this newsgroup, C= Germany
JC> licensed out its trademark to all sorts of companies, most recently for
JC> an answering machine.  I've even seen talk of a Commodore showerhead.

Has either Escom or the Liquidators set a time table to announce the signing
date of the contract?


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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Evan Kirchho » Sun, 19 Mar 1995 04:39:56



>In Germany, the Commodore name is a highly respected one.  Even in other
>countries, particularly Canada, Commodore PCs sold fairly well.

You can still buy "Commodore" PCs up here, familiar logo and all.  They're
made by 3DMicro, and they slap "Commodore" labels on some of them, and
"IPC" labels on some of them, etc., and pretend they're all somehow
different brand-names.

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ESCOM, I hope not

Post by Dr. Peter Kitt » Sun, 19 Mar 1995 07:28:56



>In Germany, the Commodore name is a highly respected one.  Even in other
>countries, particularly Canada, Commodore PCs sold fairly well.

Yes.

Quote:>As has been pointed out numerous times on this newsgroup, C= Germany
>licensed out its trademark to all sorts of companies,

Nah, recently only to one single company named Rulag. They sold telephones,
answering machines, and some other bureau articles under the Commodore
name. In the years before, there were only some rare deals where a
floppy maker was licensed to sell 3.5" floppies under the C= name.

Quote:> I've even seen talk of a Commodore showerhead.

Good joke :-). No, that's really a joke, not reality.

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