This weekend I noticed a post on Facebook in the “Commodore Amiga” group.
It was simply Amigapassion making a note that if you went to www.amigapassion.com you was redirected to Amigakit webshop.
Now this is simply put very not ok. As most of you might know. amigapassion (on real site: https://www.amigapassion.co.uk/ ) offers repairs of Amigacomputers. so does amigakit.
So Amigakit simply take use of people miss-writing the domainname and link them to THEM in a hope to do more sales/repairs.
I was afraid of this when I noticed they starting to register trademarks like a1200 etc, that something was going on.
Confronted them on Amiga.org that is owned by Amigakit. and in short the answer was that as they are more known. they can do this..
meanwhile I also recapped an Amiga sent to me. It was shipped in a Amiga 1200 case from A1200.net
Where I noticed THIS sticker:
Not a single WORD about it was from A1200.net. NOW we know why Amigakit registered the trademark A1200.
THEY wanted to take full credit of the case and the crowdfunding.
INSIDE the case you can however still see:
So they havent removed that (yet) or they just simply missed it?
Anyway. I do not know if business is going bad for Amigakit or they are just getting greedy. It is time for the community to react. My reaction is that I have done my last order there.
I would really want to know the story about why they registered amigapassion.com..
there was a thread on Amiga.org.. Will publish the screenshots here as I suspect it will be removed:
Screenshots of forum as I guess it will be deleted:
And here they closed the thread!
What do you think? is this behaviour ok? Am I overreacting?
you decide. there are plenty of amiga distrubuters out there. several that does not register trademarks and appartenly think there is not enough shit kept in courtrooms regarding the Amiga..
I can say one thing: I do NOT accept anything from me. Being DiagROM, ReAmigas or whatever be labeled with their logo.. no idea if I have the legal way to do anything.
but you all know: If they sell anything from me with their logo on: I am NOT ok with it.. and EVEN if they send money to me for that, I will return it. it is simply just not OK!