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Foreign Types Profiting From The Union Flag

I'm getting tired of seeing people wandering around with Union Flag emblems all over their
clothes, gadgets and cars. (Série limitée Range Rover Evoque "British Edition" - Land Rover France)


Shouldn't the UK be protecting its IP rights and charging royalties for this ?

Could be a big money spinner:

Look at the US state of Kentucky who's royalty demands for using the state name even forced
a certain chicken joint to change its name to "KFC".


Possibly solve the national debt with this kind of scheme?
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Saw ads in France for a DIY place selling children's study desks with a union flag on the top surface. Very flattering along with the clothes and pencil cases etc
But what about some royalties?
(Pun not intended)
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I is almost as bad as BMW selling the new Mini as being British, and covering it it with Union Jacks.

I know it is built in Oxford, but it is no more British than a Honda Civic.
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Look at the US state of Kentucky who's royalty demands for using the state name even forced
a certain chicken joint to change its name to "KFC".
I thought the name change was more about getting rid of the "fried" part because fried food is no good in the super, health-conscious world of food marketing.
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My source is Snopes, TS.

snopes.com: KFC and Fried
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In durham city I keep seeing a Opel insignia with a German plate and a full Union Jack wrap it looks odd
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It's not just because it's British, it's because it's a great piece of design, admittedly arrived at almost by accident. Coupled with what it apparently stands for it makes it an attractive piece for designers to use.

Oh, and there's no copyright of course either.
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I call BS on the Snopes story or at least part of it. I'm a racing fan, and you'd better believe me the Kentucky Derby is still the Kentucky Derby. It's not "the run for the roses" (that's just a nickname.) Actually, this year it was officially "The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands" or the "The 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands" where Yum! Brands (I really hate not only the name, but tying the name to the event) is the parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and (you guessed it) KFC.

It has never been officially known as "the run for the roses."
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" Yum! " Is that an ironic corporate name?
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Am I right in saying that the UK and Great Britain flags are slightly different? Given you need to remove the underlay of the Norther Irish flag?
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No BF.

But the flag did change in 1801 to add Saint Patrick's Saltire.
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Ok thanks.
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Yep' as Nev rightly said,table of proportions worked out by the admiralty.

Bound to have the matelots sticking in their oar.
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There is a UKIP fanatic down my road who on various occasions likes to adorn his crappy little Japanese city car with the Union Flag. I think the irony quite funny and pathetic.
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