Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Any Technical Drafters Out There?

As part of my work with the WSFS Mark Protection Committee, I need a nice clean black-and-white line drawing of the rocket that goes on top of the Hugo Award trophy. I don't need an artistic interpretation; I need a techncial drawing, suitable for a service mark application. The drawing needs to be in JPG format, dimensions not more than 250 pixels wide by 944 pixels wide. (A requirement of the US Patent & Trademark Office.) This is something that would document the specific design of the trophy rocket for service mark registration purposes.

And before anyone suggests it: Using a drawing of an Olds 88 logo would not work. While that hood ornament may have been the inspiration for the original trophy, the current design, as refined by Peter Weston and in use since 1984, is not the same thing (and a good thing, too). We want to protect the design from misuse, that's all.)

Feel free to circulate this question to anyone you think might be able to help, and put them in touch with me. You can write to me at my LJ handle @livejournal.com.

Update, 15:30: In case you're wondering, I did first ask Peter Weston. He did not have any technical drawings of the trophy.

Update, 15:45: Wow, what amazing people we have out there! Within a few minutes of posting this, I received one drawing and offers for two more. We'll review them within the committee and with our attorney to find out if they will pass USPTO muster. Thank you all!
Tags: hugo award, wsfs
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