Reproductions of London Transport's posters have enjoyed a steady sale in the US for many years. You might perhaps share our surprise recently when a certain well-known tennis club threatened action to prevent the sale of copies of a Thirties poster promoting travel to its ground, on the basis that 'Wimbledon' is a registered US trademark.
Where will this end? Will underground trains have to cease admitting they go to 'Oval' or 'Arsenal'? Might the 'Cockfosters' parish council demand a royalty each time a Piccadilly line train announces its destination?
(but fully protected),
ANDREW J. SCOTT
London Transport Museum
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