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Copyright infringement?

A2TED

Relic Retriever
May 4, 2020
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Dug this a few weeks ago, Cadillac ginger ale company out of Detroit. Barely any info on this Art Deco soda other than it may have been a possible front for the Italian mafia’s heroine racket in Detroit during the 1930’s. Who knows if the company had Cadillac’s permission to use the name and the logo, either way it’s a nice find! (It’s completely broken unfortunately)


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A2TED

Relic Retriever
May 4, 2020
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Found a bottom of another one, large Cadillac logo embossed on the bottom. Very unique.


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CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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Cool find, shame it's broken! I suspect it wouldn't be possible to claim copyright infringement on the name and crest, since that's actually the family crest of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the French explorer who founded Detroit. I would assume that it's in the public domain, so while you can't use it for cars there should be nothing stopping you from using it for other things.
 

A2TED

Relic Retriever
May 4, 2020
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Cool find, shame it's broken! I suspect it wouldn't be possible to claim copyright infringement on the name and crest, since that's actually the family crest of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the French explorer who founded Detroit. I would assume that it's in the public domain, so while you can't use it for cars there should be nothing stopping you from using it for other things.
Wow I had no idea, that’s fascinating! That certainly cleared things up, thank you.


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SODABOB

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Aug 10, 2016
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Maybe these will help ...

Notice the name Morris J Newman

Cadillac Ginger Ale Trademark 1927 1929.jpg




I realize this isn't the same bottle - but its the only one I could find that was designed by Morris J Newman

Cadillac Ginger Ale Patent Morris J Newman.jpg


Cadillac Ginger Ale Patent Morris J Newman Text.jpg
 

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