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Shufflepuck 
Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 7-Jul-2012 14:15:32
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From a "well-known" not-so-trustworthy but sometimes/somehow "in the know" site:

Quote:
Bill [McEwen ] is negotiating with a possible buyer…
He asks 1.200.000$ for the Amiga brand, they
are offering 400.000… more news follows…


As usual, to be taken with a pinch of salt (or popcorns, if you prefer).

Cheers,
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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 7-Jul-2012 15:02:09
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@Shufflepuck

Just one obvious question then...

Has Pluritas filed a lawsuit against him yet?

You simply do not sign a contract with a realtor and then sell the listed property behind the realtor's back.
Think about it...

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 7-Jul-2012 15:25:02
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@number6

Yep, you're right, but maybe after almost 2 years and no interested party Pluritas is not in charge anymore in selling their IP rights. Can't find any link/mention of Amiga Inc. on their website, except for the original announcement/PDF through Google (site:pluritas.com amiga):

http://www.pluritas.com/pdf/pluritas_press_release_amiga_tm_sale_november1_2010.pdf

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 7-Jul-2012 15:32:08
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@Shufflepuck

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Yep, you're right, but maybe after almost 2 years and no interested party Pluritas is not in charge anymore in selling their IP rights.


Sure. Much like a contract with a realtor, it is drafted with a time frame and it will expire.

Whenever I hear these stories I always ask the poster for a press release or corporate link to prove the account in no longer being handld by Mark at Pluritas.

Guess how many people have such "facts" to back up their claims?

Oddly though, I've heard the 400,000 figure before. Of course we've also had the 87 million dollar figure and the yet larger than THAT figure too to accomodate for the huge rise in the value of the stock.
May I go back to sleep now? Heh.

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 7-Jul-2012 17:13:43
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@number6

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Has Pluritas filed a lawsuit against him yet?


Hmm, is not the proper way to do it:

First you sell, then you sue?

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 15-Jul-2012 13:23:24
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@tomazkid

On a side note, Amiga Inc. removed the infamous Xpedio (or whatever they were called) tablets from their website:

http://amiga.com/shop/
http://amiga.com/

Cheers,
SP

Edit: ok, I also noticed this (http://amiga.com/about/contact/?contact_department=publicity), below in Bold:

Quote:
Trademarks™, service marks SM, and registered marks ® of AMIGA, Inc. and its affiliates appear on this web-site.

They are either registered in the USA and other countries or pending registration.

AMIGA
AMIGA ANYWHERE
AMIGADOS
AMIGA ENABLED
AMIGAOS
AMIGA (Stylized)
Boing Ball Logo
POWERED BY AMIGA & DESIGN
SHUFFLE PIX

The absence of a trademark or service mark from this web-site or from this list does not constitute a waiver of Amiga's trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.

Copyright © AMIGA All rights reserved.

Last edited by Shufflepuck on 15-Jul-2012 at 05:10 PM.

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trans 
Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 16-Jul-2012 22:44:28
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$400K? (let alone $1.2M!) You could probably hire a really good lawyer for $50K and decimate their claims in court. Just take it to jury and have one Amiga fan after another testify how they used the name to repeatedly defraud the community.

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
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@trans

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$400K? (let alone $1.2M!)


No seriously. It was 87 million at one point and higher at another.

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 19-Jul-2012 3:21:35
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Not to be a jerk guys, but am I the only one who doesn't get the value of a name, and a name alone?

Amiga Inc. has no products or anything else to sell but their name LOL!

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Posted on 19-Jul-2012 3:22:44
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@Shufflepuck

Wait a minute, did I read that right? Amiga has a TABLET?!

Quote:

Shufflepuck wrote:
@tomazkid

On a side note, Amiga Inc. removed the infamous Xpedio (or whatever they were called) tablets from their website:

http://amiga.com/shop/
http://amiga.com/

Cheers,
SP

Edit: ok, I also noticed this (http://amiga.com/about/contact/?contact_department=publicity), below in Bold:

Quote:
Trademarks™, service marks SM, and registered marks ® of AMIGA, Inc. and its affiliates appear on this web-site.

They are either registered in the USA and other countries or pending registration.

AMIGA
AMIGA ANYWHERE
AMIGADOS
AMIGA ENABLED
AMIGAOS
AMIGA (Stylized)
Boing Ball Logo
POWERED BY AMIGA & DESIGN
SHUFFLE PIX

The absence of a trademark or service mark from this web-site or from this list does not constitute a waiver of Amiga's trademark or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.

Copyright © AMIGA All rights reserved.

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 19-Jul-2012 3:27:48
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@Cod3r

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Wait a minute, did I read that right? Amiga has a TABLET?!


No...no they do not.

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 19-Jul-2012 3:36:01
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@number6

Inside joke I stumbled upon or something? I thought I read tablet...

Quote:

number6 wrote:
@Cod3r

Quote:
Wait a minute, did I read that right? Amiga has a TABLET?!


No...no they do not.

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 19-Jul-2012 4:24:05
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@Cod3r

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Inside joke I stumbled upon or something? I thought I read tablet


I'd rather not distract you with links to this sorry chapter in Amiga history. You have better things to do.

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Posted on 19-Jul-2012 23:27:38
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@number6

I don't understand the "realtor" part. What does that mean and who are Pluritas? I'm confused.

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 19-Jul-2012 23:43:15
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@tommywright

Pluritas was the one charged with the divestiture of the Amiga IP.

I only used "realtor" as a metaphor to illustrate that if you sign a contract to have someone else sell something for you, it is NOT a good idea to go and sell parts of that same thing yourself behind the realtor's back.

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Re: Amiga Inc. Sales "Rumor"
Posted on 13-Jul-2017 17:11:55
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@Shufflepuck

Quote:
Can't find any link/mention of Amiga Inc. on their website, except for the original announcement/PDF through Google (site:pluritas.com amiga)


Well I did. They still list the "inventory":

http://www.pluritas.com/_public/_public_amiga/Amiga_Trademarks.pdf

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