[s-cars] mats w/logos

Peter Dowker pdowker at me.com
Sun Oct 31 16:33:51 PDT 2010

Thank you Tom and Bob

My only intention is to provide any  assistance possible since I work in the area of the AoA facility in Herndon. If I can help explain the situation in person, I am happy to do so. If it won't help, no need to call me :)


Peter Dowker

"The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish." - Robert  H. Jackson - Chief US Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials and United States Supreme Court Justice

On Oct 31, 2010, at 6:08 PM, Tom Green wrote:

> My reading of all the initial traffic is that we have asked the Audi club for assistance in obtaining the required permission since the club has a good working relationship with Audi NA, and has regular contact with them.  This should put them in the best position to negotiate release of the trademark.  If it is to the club, then hopefully they will not gouge the membership on a merchandise deal.
> I don't see this individual approach being successful, and maybe even counter-productive if Audi NA is in receipt of several different requests asking for something different.  I can't  see Audi giving any blanket release of one of their most recognized logos for individuals to use.  No one seems empowered at Audi NA on this issue, so my guess is the
> president will have to ask headquarters so the request had better be well presented or nothing will be sent.  That is why I think the club merchandise approach has the best chance for success, first in obtaining permission, and second, in providing a path for obtaining different color mats/rings.
> I sent information on this issue to the elected regional director of the club, but have not received any response.  I think the wheels of progress grind slowly anyway, and with the ACNA nationals just a week away, I doubt this is a top issue this week.  But, hopefully it will get some consideration by the entire board and staff when they meet next weekend.
> Since Bob has received a response from someone, I think it is very important that it be determined just who that person is and respond to whatever the phone call was about.
> If you can clear the air, and brief whoever the action contact is at AOA about what the issue is, I believe that could be helpful Peter.  I would hate to see this project nixed because of some misunderstanding of what this list wants.
> Tom
> On Saturday October 30, 2010, at 3:15 PM, Peter Dowker <pdowker at me.com> wrote:
>> I'm willing to meet with them in person at the Herndon VA facility if it will help explain the situation
>> Sent from my phone, please excuse typos.
>> Peter Dowker
>> +1.804.502.6140

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