Bluesky warns whistle copycats

Bluesky, the television channel which supports the Democrat party and anti-government protesters under the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), has warned people copying its whistles not to violate its intellectual property right otherwise its guards may seize the products.

The Facebook page of Bluesky Channel posted an image early Thursday morning of thunder shaped whistles and other products with the colours of the Thai flag and a message that read, “Seized Bluesky whistles, infringed products, from Pathumwan stage - will ask guards at all stages to implement this measure.” 

“You buy for selling, we seize.”

The page continued: “Hope supporters of Bluesky will understand that Bluesky has tried to create different quality products and uses the earnings to continue business. But those opportunists should not get support.”

Bluesky says it is taking legal action against the producer as it knows approximately where the copied products are being produced.

Bluesky director Takerng Somdap has had posted on his Facebook page since December images of Bluesky whistles. He said that Bluesky needs the income to compensate for decreasing revenue from commercials due to the protest. Bluesky is registered as the owner of the whistle design and Mr Takerng has also registered for a patent for the product design. 

However, the image on the page was removed by Thursday evening. 

According to Bangkok Post reporters, the Intellectual Property Department could not verify the registration of intellectual property rights for the products as it could not use its computer system. The law states that if Bluesky holds the rights to the products, it cannot seize copies on its own. It must report the rights violations to the police and then the rightful owner can go with the police to seize the products. 

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Discussion 1 : 17/01/2014 at 06:13 AM
This is a joke, right? Thailand is one of the worst places in the world for fakes, but now they complain when it happens to them? An oxymoron, surely.
Discussion 2 : 17/01/2014 at 05:42 AM
Could not have said it any better,in Thailand their are no laws it is everyone for themselves and if you don't like something complain and protest until you get what you want.
Discussion 3 : 17/01/2014 at 03:12 AM
Surely the whistles are lightning shape! What shape is thunder?
Discussion 4 : 16/01/2014 at 11:03 PM
Lodging a complaint about IP infringement is OK, maybe a bit comical considering BKK is the land of copycats, but jumping to taking the law into your own hands and making seizures is not, this speaks to the root of what Thai people don't really understand about democracy and the law......it's called DUE PROCESS. Every branch of the government and the legal system exists for a reason, they all have to be on the same page and cooperating in order for the system to work for the people. It's not one man or one woman interpreting the law, making personal choices and enforcing them.
Discussion 5 : 16/01/2014 at 10:09 PM
In the land of copyright infringement the Democrats are now going to seize anything they feel is an infringement. That my friends is an infringement on the users rights. Maybe the citizens of Bangkok who don't support the protests should Seize those annoying whistles too.
Discussion 6 : 16/01/2014 at 08:21 PM
One assumes they actually registered their copyright in the first place?
Discussion 7 : 16/01/2014 at 08:10 PM
Timos, you are also missing the point. Bluesky are claiming they own the thunder shaped whistle design and are wanting to stop people that are selling unauthorised copies of them. Bluesky are not claiming they own the general design of whistles. A massive difference!
Discussion 8 : 16/01/2014 at 07:31 PM
Must be a foreign company making them. Tootle pip.
Discussion 9 : 16/01/2014 at 07:30 PM
Wait a second it's ok to copy other peoples stuff but when it is Thai then no?
Discussion 10 : 16/01/2014 at 07:28 PM
Interestingly very funny, Did blue sky invent the whistle? otherwise how can it be not produced by others? Blue sky itself cam in to existence not more then coupe years and as far as I remember whistle where long present before Blue Sky :)
Discussion 11 : 16/01/2014 at 07:05 PM
Fighting copies in the country of copying - great! But it's a joke, isn't it...?
Discussion 12 : 16/01/2014 at 07:00 PM
Pathetic, Who does NOT copy everything that becomes a fad here? You want to fix it? Fix everything, not just what makes you money!
Discussion 13 : 16/01/2014 at 06:40 PM
You have to be joking .how can a whistle be copied ?Maybe the can pay royalties to record companies for using bands songs.Rather communist like arent they .

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