Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 18:00 UTC
Amiga & AROS Always wanted to own the IP and trademarks of one of the most innovative computer brands in history? A brand carried by a computer which was easily ten years ahead of its time, capable of multitasking (in colour) with multiple resolutions displayed at the same time, while Windows were still windows and the Mac couldn't hold more than 8 pages in its word processor on its single-tasking monochrome operating system? Yes, Bill McEwen's Amiga, Inc. is selling the Amiga trademark and all associated IP. It's not like the guy was doing anything with it anyway.
Thread beginning with comment 448429
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: It's a good brand
by Raffaele on Thu 4th Nov 2010 01:30 UTC in reply to "RE: It's a good brand"
Raffaele
Member since:
2005-11-12

riiiight... Simple question: would you buy a PeeCee for yourself with a markup of over 30% just for the name "Amiga" in its case?


If you load the APC (Amiga branded PC) with plenty of software (i.e. good Amiga games) maybe you can sell it with enough high revenues...

The new Commodore International based in Netherlands made lots of money with C64TV loaded with just only 30 games...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_International#Post-Commodore....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C64_Direct-to-TV

But they stopped this line too early and preferred to sell el-cheapo boxes of blank CDs branded with the name "Commodore" and ordinary MP3 readers (equipped with bugged earphones) and this made them going downunder...

Only their subsidiary Commodore Gaming survived.

They still produce high powerful multicore-x86 computers equipped with top-class graphic cards, and these computers are aimed at gaming crazy extreme core gamres and modders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Gaming

The idea of selling PCs as Amigas is not bad as if you can imagine it.

Just think of a PC enough good for anyday usage, enough powerful for no-resource-requesting X86 games, and capable to boot with Windows, but it has also a bootloader to switch to Amiga emulator and offering almost 100 or 200 licensed ancient Amiga games.

Edited 2010-11-04 01:48 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: It's a good brand
by bugjacobs on Thu 4th Nov 2010 02:15 in reply to "RE[2]: It's a good brand"
bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

I think Commodore Gaming is gone under .. I got an email the other day about buying the last of their Commodore PC cases ..

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[4]: It's a good brand
by Raffaele on Thu 4th Nov 2010 02:46 in reply to "RE[3]: It's a good brand"
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

I think Commodore Gaming is gone under .. I got an email the other day about buying the last of their Commodore PC cases ..


Last spring Commodore brand and Commodore Gaming were sold to a chinese electronic manufacturing import-export company called ASIARIM (based in Hong Kong China if I remember well).

http://www.asiarim.net/index.html

Here are the terms of the agreement:

http://www.faqs.org/sec-filings/100708/ASIARIM-CORP_8-K/ex101-07081...

I have heard also that only the management of Commodore Gaming was left in Netherlands continuing their activities, and the changed name to "Commodore Consumer Electronics".


European Sales Office :
Commodore Consumer Electronics Haerstraat 125 7573 PA Oldenzaal The Netherlands
Phone +31 541 573 950 Phone +31 541 573 910
http://www.commodoreworld.com


But reaching the site says still "Under Construction"...

Also Altman from CommodoreUSA announced last september he had purchased from ASIARIM the ownership of the rights for the name Commodore in the United States.

http://www.commodoreusa.net/press.html

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/press/build-in-keyboard-computer...

This continuous buy and selling of computer firms and license trademarks is really like a venture capital TV soap-opera!

Reply Parent Score: 2