23 West Watkins Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Redcat forced to change its
tradename due to infringement!
March 31, 2011
Phoenix, AZ March 31 - Redcat Racing is forced
to give up the name Redcat Racing due to a copyright issue that has been in
litigation for over two years. "In early 2009, we were informed by a
Brazilian company that the Redcat Racing brand was already being used and
that we were infringing on their Brazilian tradename and mark." Says Darin
Oreman owner of Redcat Racing. "We attempted to work out the issue with them
by offering to buy the tradename in which they were interested at first. We
had finalized the payment plan, but the Brazilian company continued to try
and milk us out of more fees and payments. The recent changes that have
occurred over the last few weeks have been
utterly dissapointing to say the least. We have received
formal notice that if the name is not changed by June 1st, 2011 that
legal action will occur. We have discussed the issue with our attorney Mr.
Beau Vynezarkuhl III Esquire and we were informed that the
legal ramifications and expense will cause great damage in the long
term for Redcat."
Redcat Racing is a United States
Corporation with offices and warehouses located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Redcat has been known for value priced remote control vehicles from
1/24 in size up to the Rampage 1/5 scale vehicles. Since 2005 Redcat
has been using the tradename of Redcat Racing and has built a dealer
network around the world.
The official new name and
logo for the company
starting June 1st, 2011 will be Redcow Racing. The Redcat
website logo had to be changed immediately at time of signing the agreement
on March 31. Darin Oreman
adds - "When deciding on a new tradename we wanted to choose
something that had a similar amount of letters and was also an animal
so that the confusion this will occur would be limited. Though
we were very partial to Redbull Racing, we felt that getting into
another copywrite fight was not worth while, so the Redcow Racing
name was the next best option. We are a little concerned
about how this will go over with our 500 dealers worldwide and all
Redcat owners, but we are confident that with the right launch of
the new name and logo that it will be succesful. We are
expecting many shipments in the next few months and we are confident that our dealers will support the change and
help to moove the inventory into the market."