This made me laugh.....

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In the little country town of Tallangatta in Victoria, Australia, there was a flea bitten motel named Travelodge. Google suggests it is gone now, but the owner travelled overseas, thought "that's a good name for a motel" and used it when he opened his business. Years later, Travelodge opened in oz, but they could not make him cease using the name, because they had not trademarked it when he started using it.

I hope the reason it's gone is because he took the big bucks, but who knows? I could ask my Tallangatta correspondent, but he would probably find that a weird question as we haven't spoken for 20 years.
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LowlifeDes wrote:
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I had a colleague who liked to write letters to big businesses of a wind up nature. He got a cease and desist addressed to Ken Tuckey about his proposed chicken business.
Not Robin Cooper?
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Sonic Budgie wrote:
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Not Robin Cooper?
No
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No
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I'm sure you knew but in case you were wondering

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LowlifeDes wrote:
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I had a colleague who liked to write letters to big businesses of a wind up nature. He got a cease and desist addressed to Ken Tuckey about his proposed chicken business.
It's not Robin Cooper, is it?
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There's an echo in here 😂
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The Real Ravenhurst wrote:
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It's not Robin Cooper, is it?
Is Robin Cooper an alias?
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LowlifeDes wrote:
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Is Robin Cooper an alias?
Yes but not the right one. Someone might have been copying someone else.
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Joan wrote:
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There's an echo in here 😂
Sorry - I often seem to miss posts in the threads!
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I have no idea what's going on.
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Sonic Budgie wrote:
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I have no idea what's going on.
We've noticed that...





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