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Re: Catalog Pictures

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Catalog Pictures
  • From: The Hiltibidals <dutchman@fgi.net>
  • Date: Thu, 7 May 1998 18:03:36 -0600 (MDT)

Well, then, fill me in on Registration protocol - if you developed an iris
and called it Shogun, and someone marketed an entirely different 
type of iris under the same name - are you, the registered developer of the
iris the only one who can take action?  Is the registration as binding as -
say - a rose patent?  Or, does having registered it with AIS put the ball
in their lap - making them the only one who can protect the integrity of
their registration?.  If a process exists to protect registrations, what
would happen if after one of those quirky seasons as this has been, an iris
didn't have the precise coloring or height as normal, is the seller
culpable?  Thanks for walking me through this.   Sharon

At 08:13 AM 5/7/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Sharaon Hiltibidal writes:
>>  Is
>> the science that says there is no such thing ....or
>> that an iris is a mis-named similar iris as exact as it needs to be to
>> launch even an informational complaint?  
>You will recall that this thread traces back to your inquiry about three
>"named" Japanese Iris that in fact had been given names under which three
>Tall Bearded iris had been registered by the AIS years ago. TB iris do not
>mutate into Japanese iris - there is no question that in this instance the
>names are being used illegitimately, and, I suspect, little need to doubt
>that this is being done deliberately.
>Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4, Sunset Zone 2)

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