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will we have to pay roayalties? tm terra sig???

updated fri 31 jan 97


Timothy & Lauren Loftus on mon 13 jan 97

Tufty Ceramics

We were wondering, since you "invented" terra sig, did you "discover" clay,
too? How can you have a trademark (patent?) on something that has been
around since before any of us were even born? This is an honest question and
I am not flaming or anything. You have very nice bakeware, and I am most
impressed, but seriously wondering.

Here are some web sites that say this process has been around for thousands
of years.

African terra sigillata
This group consists of fine tableware which was produced over a very
long period of time (from the 1st to 7th centuries AD) in various parts of
North Africa, Algeria, Libya.

Italic Terra Sigillata
This was produced from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD and
was used for eating and drinking purposes. The name (meaning 'clay
impressed with designs') comes from the way the ...

Tim & Lauren Loftus
Monroe, LA