Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Brough Superior Trademarks for Sale

Auctioneer Bonhams & Butterfields has for sale the ‘Brough Superior’ Trademark and Logos. This Lot consists of the UK, European Community and Japan rights to the trademark and company name, ‘Brough Superior Engineering Limited’ and its associated logos. [HT: Motor Cyclist]

The Trademark, ‘Brough Superior Engineering Limited’ is registered in the UK under ‘1457563’ (renewable in September 2009) [TMBC Note, the number is a misprint, it should be 1467563] Trademark Journal ‘6232’. The European Community application number is ‘1093392’. The Japan trademark application is number ‘11-68981’, Certificate of Trademark Registration ‘4392842’ [run search for "BROUGH" here, then click on "Index" to see results].

However, US Reg. No. 2553038 for BROUGH SUPERIOR is not for sale. Perhaps it's because the US owner, Alan Scott Kvasnik of Minneapolis Minnesota, is not the same owner as listed in the UK and European Community mark, Alec Card of the UK. If I were the purchaser, I'd want to see what's up with this. After all, the US is a big market, and the estimated price for the trademark is $220,000 to $250,000.