SOLAR BOAT ENTERS UIM & GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS - MEDIA & IP REVIEW

World record solar boats, speed, biggest, circumnavigations and ocean crossings

 

 

UIM Union International Motornautique, Green Certificate, Turanor PlanetSolar

 

 

WORLD RECORD BOAT ACHIEVEMENTS TO BEAT

 

PlanetSolar achieved the following world records:

 

UIM

1. Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM): First around the world with a solar boat

GUINNESS:

1. The fastest transatlantic crossing made completely under solar power
2. The largest solar powered boat
3. The fastest crossing of the South China Sea made completely under solar power
4. First circumnavigation by a solar-powered boat
5. The longest journey by solar-powered boat

 

 

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GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS - These are four of the world record certificates given by Guinness World Records to the MS Turanor PlanetSolar as published on the PlanetSolar website and recorded by GWR, though we understand that there may now be a fee to view these records, which should properly by a free service from any organization claiming any authority in such matters - in the interests of transparency of operations. There is no fee to do a basic company search, nor to search for trade marks.

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

The largest solar powered boat is the
MS TURANOR PlanerSolar (Switzerland).
It measures 31m long (35m with flaps),
with a beam of 15m (23m with flaps)
and has a displacement of 85 tonnes.
On 27 September 2010 the boat left Monaco to circumnavigate the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

The fastest transatlantic crossing made completely under solar power is 26 days 19 hr 20 min by MS TURANOR PlanetSolar (Switzerland) and its crew of six from Las Plamas, Gran Canaria, Spain to Marigot, Saint Martin, from 22 October to 18 November 2010

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

The fastest crossing of the South China Sea made completely under solar power is 4 days 23 hours 45 minutes
by MS TURANOR PlanetSolar (Switzerland) and crew members Erwan Le Rouzic (France), Jens Langwasser (Germany), Christian Ochsenbein (Switzerland) and Tobias Wulser (Switzerland) from Subic Bay, Philippines, to Junk Bay, Hong Kong, from 9 to 13 August 2011

 

 

CERTIFICATE

 

First circumnavigation by a solar-powered boat


MS TURANOR PlanetSolar (Switzerland)
circumnavigated the world in a westward direction from Monaco In 1 year 7 months and 7 days from 27 Septamber 2-10 t0 4 May 2012 on solar power only. The boat had accumulated 32,410 nautical miles (60,023km; 37,296 miles) on its arrival in Monaco

 

 

ACTUAL WORDING - Where the circumnavigation is the main event, it is possible to gain additional certificates (if you are a plaque junkie) by subdividing the journey times. This generates more returns for sponsors and of course more interest from the media and techies, who appear to love reading about all the details. Let's face it, it is the perfect stocking filler for kids, rather than serious reading material. We say that because the books that are sold each year are not a comprehensive or definitive authority, but rather, an account of popular records - otherwise you'd need a fork lift truck to place it under your Christmas tree.

 

 

Raphaël Domjan and Immo Stroher receive their Guinness certificates

 

At the age of 37, Raphaël Domjan claims to have conceived the PlanetSolar concept. He is quoted as saying that he has done everything possible since to turn his dream into reality. He is someone who genuinely “dabbles in everything”.  Raphaël Domjan wears several hats and increases activities he takes part in that are closely connected to man and nature: an ambulance driver, high mountain guide, rescue specialist in perilous environments, etc. Raphael admits to being a jack of all trades; trained electronics engineer, jet and glider pilot and avid eco defender. He is quoted as saying: 

 

"We must motivate engineers and scientists to develop innovative technologies and show that the impossible can become possible."

 

 

WORLD RECORD SOLAR POWERED BOAT CONTENDER

 

The latest British 'Bluefish' world record contender is somewhat longer at 40 meters (130 ft) and 16.2 meters (52.65 ft) wide in the water. The Bluefish™ platform also has more than twice the power to weight ratio of Planetsolar and an anticipated average speed of 7-8 knots, with a top speed of 18 knots. That will make the Bluefish platform the largest and the fastest solar boat in the world, once it is built. This could be another Guinness record in due course, provided that such an entry would be available to all - otherwise what is the point. The media records such events rather well, and thanks to search engines such as Google, Yahoo and others, they are fairly easy to track down. Boating events are covered by the UIM and automotive records by the FIA. Various sporting organizations record athletic records, leaving mostly the unusual to be compiled for those who like reading about the ridiculous in paper form, regardless of the number of trees needed to whet that appetite.

 

 

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AWARDS

 

PlanetSolar also received the following awards:

* Global +5 Innovative Prize, presented by The Global Journal, October 2012

* Award of Flag 71, Raphaël Domjan, MI’11 PlanetSolar, Explorers Club Flag

* 2011 Environmental Award, Special mention environmental benefit

 

 

66 surfers in California set a new world record on a giant board

 

 

66 SURFING DUDES HANG TEN - DAILY MAIL, JUNE 2015

You've heard of the expression Hang Ten? In this case it was hang 660.

Sixty-six stoked surfers on Saturday set a Guinness world record for the most people riding a single board at once.

Surf champions and local heroes were among those who hung loose on a custom built, 42-foot board off Huntington Beach in California.

About 5,000 spectators crowded the sand and the Huntington Beach pier to watch the attempt.

The 66 surfers rode a wave on the 11-foot-wide board for 12 seconds, the Orange County Register reported.

They broke the previous record set in Queensland, Australia, about a decade ago when 47 surfers rode a wave on a 39-foot board for ten seconds.

Nev Hyman built the board, which is also the current record-holder for the world's largest, but he had no problem with giving up both records. 

He said: 'It's all about fun. Surfing is fun, here we are just emulating surfing on a grand scale.

'This is the heart of surfing, globally. 

'Everyone known in professional surfing has made their mark in Huntington Beach.'

Guinness World Record adjudicator Michael Empric, who flew in especially for the event, said it will take a few days to determine if the 1,300-pound board set the new record for the world's largest. 

'This is a really great record, ' Empric said. 'To see it done on such an epic scale is really exciting.'

The board will be kept outside the International Surfing Museum so visitors can pose for photos.

A Rhode Island engineering technology and manufacturing company, Bristol-based mouldCAM, was hired to build the board for the Visit Huntington Beach campaign, according to WPRO-AM.

Project manager Bob Steel said an aerospace engineer was working with the project to make sure the weight distribution was correct for the attempt. 

 

 

ABOUT GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

 

Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records), is a reference book published annually, containing a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book series of all time. It is also one of the most frequently stolen books from public libraries in the United States.

The franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. The popularity of the franchise has resulted in Guinness World Records becoming the primary international authority on the cataloguing and verification of a huge number of world records – the organization employs official record adjudicators authorized to verify the setting and breaking of records. We also have Big Brother.

 

Certificate as displayed on the Wikipedia website

 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD CERTIFICATE - This is a certificate for the smallest ever printed book by Russian author Anton Chekhov, as seen and published on the Wikipedia website.

 

 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

 

On 10 November 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver, then the managing director of the Guinness Breweries, went on a shooting party in the North Slob, by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland. He became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the golden plover or the grouse (the former being correct). That evening at Castlebridge House, he realised that it was impossible to confirm in reference books whether or not the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird. Beaver knew that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in pubs throughout Ireland, but there was no book in the world with which to settle arguments about records. He realised then that a book supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular.

Christopher Chataway recommended student twins Norris and Ross McWhirter, who had been running a fact-finding agency in London. The brothers were commissioned to compile what became The Guinness Book of Records in August 1954. One thousand copies were printed and given away. After founding the Guinness Book of Records at 107 Fleet Street, London, the first 197-page edition was bound on 27 August 1955 and went to the top of the British bestseller lists by Christmas. "It was a marketing give away - it wasn't supposed to be a money maker," said Beaver. The following year it was launched in the U.S., and it sold 70,000 copies.

 

 

 


Because the book became a surprise hit, many further editions were printed, eventually settling into a pattern of one revision a year, published in October to coincide with Christmas sales. The McWhirters continued to publish it and related books for many years. Both brothers had an encyclopedic memory - on the TV series Record Breakers, based upon the book, they would take questions posed by children in the audience on various world records and were usually able to give the correct answer. Ross McWhirter was assassinated by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in 1975. Following Ross' assassination, the feature in the show where questions about records posed by children were answered was called "Norris on the Spot".

Guinness Superlatives (later Guinness World Records) Limited was formed in 1954 to publish the first book. Sterling Publishing owned the rights to the Guinness book in the USA for decades and under their management, the book became a household name. The group was owned by Guinness PLC and subsequently Diageo until 2001, when it was purchased by Gullane Entertainment. Gullane was itself purchased by HIT Entertainment in 2002. In 2006, Apax Partners purchased HiT and subsequently sold Guinness World Records in early 2008 to the Jim Pattison Group, the parent company of Ripley Entertainment, which is licensed to operate Guinness World Records' Attractions. With offices in New York City and Tokyo, Guinness World Records global headquarters remain in London, while its museum attractions are based at Ripley headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

 

 

Autonomous robotic boats of the future

 

 

SIR DAVID FROST 1939–2013

 

Broadcaster Sir David Frost died of a heart attack on Saturday the 31st of August 2013 at the age of 74. Sir David played an important role in popularizing Guinness World Records on television, as both a producer and host of the shows.

 

In 1973, he acquired TV broadcasting rights and produced record-breaking spectaculars such as David Frost Presents the Guinness Book of World Records and David Frost Presents: The Guinness Book of World Records for ABC TV in the USA, and The Guinness Book of Records Hall of Fame special for the BBC.

Among those interviewed by Sir David were Roy C Sullivan, who at that stage had been hit five times by lightning (and would go on to suffer two more strikes); Don Koehler, the world's tallest man; Henri La Mothe, the highest shallow-diver; and stunt cyclist Evel Knievel.

Renowned as an international jet-setter, Sir David always claimed that he should have had a world record of his own for the most supersonic flights, having flown between London and New York on Concorde "about 1,000 times". It was never officially ratified – he had taken so many flights, he'd lost count – but in his own estimation he'd traveled more than 5 million miles on Concorde.

 

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, is quoted as saying: "People of a certain age will always associate Sir David with record breaking." "Along with Founding Editors Norris and Ross McWhirter, David was one of the first faces of Guinness World Records for us young fans in the 1970s and 80s. He went on to become most famous for his trial-by-television interviews, he will always be remembered by me for introducing some of the world's most remarkable record breakers."

 

 

 

 

BRAND DEVELOPMENT

 

Recent editions have focused on record feats by human competitors. Competitions range from obvious ones such as weightlifting to the longest egg tossing distance, or for longest time spent playing Grand Theft Auto IV or the number of hot dogs that can be consumed in ten minutes, although eating contest and alcohol consumption entries are no longer accepted, possibly for fear of litigation. Besides records about competitions, it contains such facts as the heaviest tumor, the most poisonous plant, the shortest river (Roe River), the longest-running drama (Guiding Light) in the USA, the longest-serving members of a drama series (William Roache for Coronation Street in the UK, Ray Meagher for Home and Away in Australia), the third longest-running drama (General Hospital) in the USA, and the world's most successful salesman (Joe Girard), among others. Many records also relate to the youngest person who achieved something, such as the youngest person to visit all nations of the world, being Maurizio Giuliano.

Each edition contains a selection of the large set of records in the Guinness database, and the criteria for that choice have changed over the years. The newest records are added, and the records that have been updated are added too.

The ousting of Norris McWhirter from his consulting role in 1995 and the subsequent decision by Diageo Plc to sell the Guinness World Records brand have shifted it from a text-oriented reference book, to an illustrated product. This shift means that the majority of world records are no longer listed in the book (or on the website), and can only be determined by a written application to Guinness to 'break' the record. For those unable to wait the 4–6 weeks for a reply, Guinness will process a 'fast-track' application for £300 (US$450).

The Guinness Book of Records is the world's most sold copyrighted book, thus earning it an entry within its own pages. A number of spin-off books and television series have also been produced.

Guinness World Records bestowed the record of "Person with the most records" on Ashrita Furman of Queens, NY in April 2009. At that time, he held 100 records.

In 2005, Guinness designated 9 November as International Guinness World Records Day to encourage breaking of world records. In 2006 an estimated 100,000 people participating in over 10 countries. Guinness reported 2,244 new records in 12 months, which was a 173% increase over the previous year.

In February 2008, NBC aired The Top 100 Guinness World Records of All Time and Guinness World Records made the complete list available on their website.

 

 

 

 

JAN 29 2013 - THE TELEGRAPH - CYPRUS BALLOTS UPSET GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS

 

Cyprus presidential election ballots must be reprinted over a copyright infringement after Guinness World Records complained about a candidate's use of its logo, according to reports.

Some 570,000 ballot papers for the Cyprus election scheduled to be held on February 17 would now have to be destroyed and a new batch printed at the cost of 40,000 euros (£34,000), state radio said.

The decision was taken by attorney general Petros Clerides after Guinness contacted the electoral authority to say it had forbidden the candidate from using its symbol for polling purposes.

Independent candidate Andreas Efstratiou had used the symbol on his ballot paper in 2008 after he entered the Guinness record books in 2007 for making the longest wedding dress train in the world.

Guinness told the electoral authorities that bridal wear shop owner Mr Efstratiou was informed he could not use their logo for electioneering back in 2011, the radio station reported. Mr Efstratiou may be asked to pay for the cost of reprinting the ballot papers, it added. 

 

 

 

 

DEFINITIVE REFERENCE

 

For many records, Guinness World Records is the effective authority on the exact requirements for them and with whom records reside, the company providing adjudicators to events to determine the veracity of record attempts. The list of records which the Guinness World Records covers is not fixed, records may be added and also removed for various reasons. The public are invited to submit applications for records, which can be either the bettering of existing records or substantial achievements which could constitute a new record. The company also provides corporate services for companies to "harness the power of record-breaking to deliver tangible success for their businesses."

For some potential categories, the Guinness World Records has declined to list records due to the difficulty or impossibility of determining what constitutes a record-breaking achievement. For example, its website states: "We do not accept any claims for beauty as it is not objectively measurable."

On 10 December 2010 The Guinness World Records rested its new "dreadlock" category after investigation of its first and only female title holder, Asha Mandela, determining it was impossible to judge this record accurately.

 

 

 

 

MORAL DILEMMA

 

Guinness World Records states several types of records it will not accept for ethical reasons, such as those related to the killing or harming of animals.

Several world records that were once included in the book have been removed for ethical reasons, including concerns for the well-being of potential record breakers. For example, following publication of a "heaviest fish" record, many fish owners overfed their pets beyond the bounds of what was healthy, therefore such entries were removed. The Guinness Book also dropped records within their "eating and drinking records" section of Human Achievements in 1991 over concerns that potential competitors could harm themselves and expose the publisher to potential litigation. These changes included the removal of all liquor, wine, and beer drinking records, along with other unusual records for consuming such unlikely things as bicycles and trees. Other records, such as sword swallowing and rally driving (on public roads), were closed from further entry as the current holders had performed beyond what are considered safe human tolerance levels.

There have been instances of closed records being reopened. For example, the sword swallowing record was listed as closed in 1990 Guinness Book of World Records, but the Guinness World Records Primetime TV show, which started in 1998, accepted three sword swallowing challenges (and so did the 2007 edition of the Guinness World Records onwards). Similarly, the speed beer drinking records which were dropped from the book in 1991, reappeared 17 years later in the 2008 edition, but were moved from the "Human Achievements" section of the older book to the "Modern Society" section of the newer edition.

As of 2010, it is required in the guidelines of all "large food" type records that the item be fully edible, and distributed to the public for consumption, to prevent food wastage. Chain letters are also not allowed: "Guinness World Records does not accept any records relating to chain letters, sent by post or e-mail. If you receive a letter or an e-mail, which may promise to publish the names of all those who send it on, please destroy it, it is a hoax. No matter if it says that Guinness World Records and the postal service are involved, they are not."

 

 

 

WORLD RECORD IDEA - The idea for the Guinness Book of Records was founded in 1951 in an unsuccessful hunt for golden plover. The former managing director of the famous Guinness Brewery, Sir Hugh Beaver, failed on his attempt of shooting a copy of the species.

Then he wanted to look up whether the golden plover was the fastest bird in the world, but this information was found no where. He came up with the idea that a book of records would not only help him, but also visitors to the 81,400 pubs in the UK and Ireland, where the Guinness beer was available. Of course, there emerged evening after evening issues that should be resolved with the specially designed "GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS" book.

So it happened that the Guinness Supervisory Board gave the order for the first edition of two employees of a statistical agency in London, Norris and Ross McWhirter, in 1954. This finally appeared in 1955, consisted of 198 pages and had by Christmas already climbed to the peak position of the bestseller list.

 

Now the company appear to be claiming that you cannot show your certificate without it being a trademark infringement. Baloney. That would of course make such an achievement worthless and a complete waste of time for anyone seeking recognition. Maybe there should be an alternative body that is not so unreasonable? There is no copyright in a listing. Hence, anyone can publish a listing of world records. Maybe what we need is a body that fulfills that function that might issue a certificate bereft of so called trademarks that would prevent a person showing their certificate. We feel a world record litigation brewing is any company is serious about preventing winners from not publicly displaying their trophies.

 

 

MUSEUMS

 

In 1976, a Guinness Book of World Records museum opened in the Empire State Building. Speed shooter Bob Munden then went on tour promoting the Guinness Book of World Records by performing his record fast draws with a standard weight single-action revolver from a western movie type holster. His fastest time for a draw was .02 seconds. Among exhibits were life-size statues of the world's tallest man (Robert Wadlow) and world's largest earth worm, an X-ray photo of a sword swallower, repeated lightning strike victim Roy Sullivan's hat complete with lightning holes and a pair of gem-studded golf shoes on sale for $6500. The museum closed in 1995.

In more recent years the Guinness company has permitted the franchising of small museums with displays based on the book, all currently (as of 2010) located in towns popular with tourists: Tokyo, Copenhagen, San Antonio. There were once Guinness World Records museums and exhibitions at the Trocadero in London, Bangalore, San Francisco, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The Orlando museum, which closed in 2002, was branded The Guinness Records Experience; the Hollywood, Niagara Falls, Copenhagen, and Gatlinburg, Tennessee museums also previously featured this branding.

 

 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TRADEMARK FILINGS - INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE (IPO) UK

 

You can see from the registrations below as compared to logos published on sites such as Wikipedia, that the marks (artwork) used on Guinness World Record books and in other media have been significantly altered, in our opinion for the better. Below you can see the marks as registered at the Intellectual Property Office that appear to be in monochrome, and on record as a matter of public record for anyone to inspect and make reference to as per Article 10 of the HRA 1998. The name "Guinness" is of course a trade name for a famous Irish stout - which may be where it all began, but for which the trademark is completely different, being the name with a harp, usually depicted in gold.

 

 

CASE DETAILS FOR TRADE MARK EU002736023

 

Status: Registered

Relevant dates

Filing date: 14 June 2002
Date of entry in register: 27 July 2004
Renewal date: 14 June 2022

List of goods and services

Class 9
Amusement apparatus and games adapted for use with television receivers or with video or computer monitors; animated cartoons; audio-visual teaching apparatus; calculators; cameras; cases, chains, cords and frames for sunglasses and spectacles; cassette recorders and players; cassettes; CD-ROMs; CDs; coin, card or token operated amusement apparatus, devices and rides; computer hardware; computer programs; computer software; computer software supplied from the Internet; data processing equipment; data storage media; digital music provided from MP3 Internet websites; digital music provided from the Internet; DVDs; holograms; electronic games; electronic publications provided in electronic format or provided on-line from the Internet; eyeshades; image storage media; interactive products for computers including magnetic and optical data media; magnetic data carriers and record discs; magnets; motion picture films; MP3 players; radios; rulers; sound recordings; sound storage media; sunglasses and spectacles; tapes; scientific, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, checking and teaching apparatus or instruments; video game cartridges; video recordings; videotapes; parts and fittings for all the aforesaid goods; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures and occurrences.
 
Class 16
Activity books; albums; board books; book marks; books; calendars; catalogues; certificates; colouring books; comic books; educational magazines; exercise books; magazines; notebooks; journals, almanacs, part works (serialisations); all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures and occurrences.
 
Class 35
Provision of exhibitions and exhibition materials; data verification and verification of records, publicity and publication of publicity texts; advertising on a data communications network; data searching in computer files; all of the aforementioned services are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences.
 
Class 38
Dissemination of television and radio signals whether analogue or digital, by means or terrestrial, satellite, cable, or other media including point to point, point to multi-point and interactive broadcasting; electric mail services; provision of telecommunications access and links to computer databases and the Internet; all of the aforementioned services are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), recording breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences.
 
Class 41
Amusement park services; arranging and conducting workshops; club services; training, education, instruction, tutoring and entertainment services; electronic game services provided by means of the Internet; electronic publication services; provision of equipment for the production of films, video tapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, tapes and cassettes; film, radio and television entertainment; information relating to entertainment or education provided on-line from a computer database or the Internet; leasing of films, videotapes, CD-ROMs and DVDs; library services; museum services; organisation of competitions, games, quizzes, shows; organisation of exhibitions; organisation, production and presentation of live performances and audience participation events; production of films and radio and television programmes; production, editing, presentation, distribution, rental and exhibition of films, computer programs, sound and video recordings, interactive broadcast programs, television and radio programmes; providing digital music from MP3 Internet websites; providing digital music from the Internet; providing on-line electronic publications; provision of play events and related facilities for children; provision of workshops; publication of books, magazines, almanacs and journals; publication of electronic books and journals on-line; scriptwriting services; sports and cultural activities; theatre production and related cultural event services; advisory information and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid services; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures and occurrences; compilation of information relating to world records, outstanding achievement and record breaking events.
 
Class 42
Design of databases and web-sites; preparation of regulations and measurement criteria; advisory services relating to regulations covering records or outstanding achievements; issuing certificates; authentication of records or outstanding achievements; all of the aforementioned services are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences.
 

Name and Address details

Holder's name
Guinness World Records Limited
184-192 Drummond Street, London, United Kingdom, NW1 3HP
Representative
WÜRTENBERGERKUNZE
Maximiliansplatz 12b, München, Germany, 80333

Publication details

First advert: Journal : 2004/009 Date of publication : 01 March 2004

 

 

CASE DETAILS FOR TRADE MARK UK00002318456

 

https://www.ipo.gov.uk/

Status: Registered

Relevant dates

Filing date: 13 December 2002
Date of entry in register: 11 June 2004
Renewal date: 13 December 2022

Priority details

Priority date:14 June 2002
Priority country: OHIM
Claim: Whole

List of goods and services

Class 16

Activity books; albums; board books; book marks; books; calendars; catalogues; certificates; colouring books; comic books; educational magazines; exercise books; magazines; notebooks; journals, almanacs, part works (serialisations); all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures and occurrences.

 
Class 41

Amusement park services; arranging and conducting workshops; club services; training, education, instruction, tutoring and entertainment services; electronic game services provided by means of the Internet; electronic publication services; provision of equipment for the production of films, video tapes, CD-ROMs, DVDs, tapes and cassettes; film, radio and television entertainment; information relating to entertainment or education provided on-line from a computer database or the Internet; leasing of films, videotapes, CD-ROMs and DVDs; library services; museum services; operating chat rooms; organisation of competitions, games, quizzes, shows; organisation of exhibitions; organisation, production and presentation of live performances and audience participation events; production of films and radio and television programmes; production, editing, presentation, distribution, rental and exhibition of films, sound and video recordings, interactive broadcast programs, television and radio programmes; presentation and exhibition of computer programmes all for entertainment and/or educational purposes; providing digital music from MP3 Internet websites; providing digital music from the Internet; providing on-line electronic publications; provision of play events and related facilities for children; provision of video game cartridges; provision of workshops; publication of books, magazines, almanacs and journals; publication of electronic books and journals on-line; scriptwriting services; sports and cultural activities; theatre production and related cultural event services; advisory information and consultancy services relating to all the aforesaid services; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures and occurrences.

 

Name and Address details

Owner(s) name:

 

Guinness World Records Limited

184-192 Drummond Street, London, United Kingdom, NW1 3HP

IPO representative name:

 

Guinness World Records Limited (Attn. Raymond Marshall)

184-192 Drummond Street, London, United Kingdom, NW1 3HP

Publication details

First advert: Journal : 6520 Date of publication : 27 February 2004

 

 

The wall of the famous Dublin brewery with the Guinness trademark

 

GUINNESS - is also the name of an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. James's Gate, Dublin. Guinness is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide. It is brewed in almost 60 countries and is available in over 120. Annual sales total 850 million litres (1.5 billion Imperial or 1.8 billion US pints).

A feature of the product is the burnt flavour that is derived from roasted unmalted barley, although this is a relatively modern development, not becoming part of the grist until the mid-20th century. For many years a portion of aged brew was blended with freshly brewed beer to give a sharp lactic flavour. Although the Guinness palate still features a characteristic "tang", the company has refused to confirm whether this type of blending still occurs. The draught beer's thick, creamy head comes from mixing the beer with nitrogen when poured. It is popular with the Irish both in Ireland and abroad, and, in spite of a decline in consumption since 2001, is still the best-selling alcoholic drink in Ireland where Guinness & Co. makes almost €2 billion annually.

The company moved its headquarters to London at the beginning of the Anglo-Irish Trade War in 1932. In 1997, it merged with Grand Metropolitan to form the multinational alcoholic drinks producer Diageo.

 

 

CASE DETAILS FOR TRADE MARK EU001532670

 

Trade mark

Trade mark: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
Status: Registered

Relevant dates

Filing date: 29 February 2000
Date of entry in register: 01 August 2001
Renewal date: 28 February 2020

List of goods and services

Class 9

Magnetic data media including video tapes, audio tapes, floppy disks and magnetic media for recording, storage and retrieval of audio or visual data; optical data media including compact discs, CD-ROMs, Digital Video Discs, holograms and optical media for recording, storage and retrieval of audio or visual data; computer programs including computer programs for games, searching directories, managing databases, electronic publishing, verifying data and presenting information; books, magazines and other publications provided in electronic format; electronic databases; equipment for measuring world record times; apparatus for electronic publishing; apparatus for the verification of information; scientific, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, checking, and teaching apparatus and instruments relating to world records or outstanding achievements; protective clothing and footwear; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempt and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences, but excluding any of the above which fall exclusively within alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages of any kind.

 
Class 16

Books, magazines, journals, almanacs; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences, but excluding any of the above which fall exclusively within alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages of any kind.

 
Class 35

Organisation of exhibitions for commercial or advertising purposes; advisory services; data verification and verification of records, publicity and publication of publicity texts exhibitions; advertising on a data communications network; data searching in computer files; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences, and excludes any of such services which relate to alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages of any kind.

 
Class 38

Dissemination of television and radio signals whether analogue or digital, by means of terrestrial, satellite, cable, or other media including point to point, point to multi-point and interactive broadcasting; electric mail services; provision of telecommunications access and links to computer databases and the Internet; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences, and excludes any of such services which relate to alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages of any kind.

 
Class 41

Entertainment, education, instruction, tutoring and training by means of radio, television and Internet; interactive entertainment services; services provided online from computer databases or web-sites, all relating to education, entertainment, recreation or publishing; production, editing, presentation and distribution of television and film programmes, films, sound and video recordings, CD-ROMs, computer games and interactive broadcast programmes; organisation, production and presentation of events for educational, cultural, or entertainment purposes; organisation, production and presentation of competitions, games, quizzes, shows, audience participation events relating to world records or outstanding achievements; museum services; organisation of exhibitions relating to world records or outstanding achievements for cultural or educational purposes; providing museum facilities; publishing services; publication of books, magazines, almanacs and journals; publication of electronic books and journals; production and presentation of educational and instructional information; photographic library services; provision of information relating to world records or outstanding achievements; education information, entertainment information and recreation information; library services; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occuring), record breaking attemps and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences, and excludes any of such services which relate to alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages of any kind.

 
Class 42

Design of databases and web-sites; leasing of access time to computer databases; compilation of information relating to world records, outstanding achievements or record breaking attempts; printing of books; consultancy services relating to world records, outstanding achievements or world record breaking events; preparation of regulations and measurement criteria relating to world records or outstanding achievements; advisory services relating to regulations covering world records or outstanding achievements; literature searching services; issuing certificates relating to world records or outstanding achievement; authentication of world records or outstanding achievements; designating classes or categories for world records or outstanding achievements; production, editing, presentation and distribution of interactive computer programs; all of the aforementioned goods are limited to those relating to record achievements, record breaking events or occurrences (whether relating to human beings, natural phenomena or otherwise occurring), record breaking attempts and outstanding and unusual achievements, failures or occurrences, and excludes any of such services which relate to alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages of any kind.

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Holder's name: 

Guinness World Records Limited

184-192 Drummond Street, London, United Kingdom, NW1 3HP

Representative: 

WÜRTENBERGERKUNZE

Maximiliansplatz 12b, München, Germany, 80333

Publication details

First advert: 

Journal : 2000/093 Date of publication : 20 November 2000

 

 

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COMPANY REGISTRATION DETAILS - NUMBER 00541295

 

Name & Registered Office:


GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS LIMITED
17 HANOVER SQUARE
LONDON
W1S 1HU
Company No. 00541295


Status: Active
Date of Incorporation: 30/11/1954
Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC):
58110 - Book publishing

Accounting Reference Date: 31/12
Last Accounts Made Up To: 31/12/2013  (FULL)
Next Accounts Due: 30/09/2015
Last Return Made Up To: 04/01/2015
Next Return Due: 01/02/2016

Mortgage: Number of charges: 6 ( 1 outstanding / 5 satisfied / 0 part satisfied )
Last Members List
: 04/01/2015

Previous Names:

 

Date of change

Previous Name

01/07/1999

GUINNESS PUBLISHING LIMITED

17/09/1990

GUINNESS SUPERLATIVES LIMITED

 

 

PUBLISHER: JIM PATERSON GROUP

 

The Jim Pattison Group is Canada’s 2nd largest privately held company and, in a recent survey by the Financial Post, The Jim Pattison Group was ranked as Canada’s 62nd largest company. Jim Pattison, a Vancouver-based entrepreneur is the Chairman, President, CEO, and sole owner of the Jim Pattison Group. The Jim Pattison Group has more than 39,000 employees, and annual sales of $8.4 billion. With investments in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia, The Jim Pattison Group is involved in a wide variety of industries including TV and radio stations, automotive dealerships, grocery store chains, magazine distribution, food service specialty packaging, advertising, real estate development, fishing, forest products, financial services, and entertainment.

 

 

Autonomous solar boat, PlanetSolar, enters New York harbor, Statue of Liberty

 

Design concept  -  Raphael Domjan  -   PROMOTIONAL TOUR 2012

English - Swiss - French - History - Links - Homecoming

 

 

SETTING A RECORD IS FREE, BUT WHAT ABOUT ACCESSING RECORDS

 

At Guinness World Records they want everyone, anywhere in the world to be able to make their record-breaking dreams a reality. That's why the record application and assessment process is FREE - and always will be.

Our free record application service takes up to 6 weeks to process applications for existing records and up to 12 weeks to assess proposals for new record categories. 

The entire process - from your first application to the delivery of an official Guinness World Records certificate when a record is achieved - is offered without charge. You will need to login to begin and register for a Free account using an email address, etc.

 

Under the present rules by applying for a Guinness World Record certificate it appears that you are preventing yourself from then advertising any document provided. This seems to be a serious situation to us, where you are making that company money at the expense of your time and effort, but that you then become tied. It may be then that if it is that you want your achievement to be seen by a wider audience on a free basis, you might want to consider another form of recognition. As this is currently a gray area of law, apparently untested, we would suggest that you write to the company seeking assurances as to any restrictions that they may impose on the showing of any certificate that they provide up front.

 

We will share our information or any third party information with any other interested party on a free basis in return for any information that they/you may be able to provide. If we are able to obtain clarification from the courts, then we will publish that information, also on a free basis - such that potential competitors and the buying public might learn exactly what the score is. Should the company care to clarify the situation for us on a voluntary basis, we will also publish that information on a free basis. The invitation is thus extended to Guinness to provide such clarification to prevent the need to litigate in order to seek a declaration, or other court directions. We believe that this is in the interests of all potential future world record contenders and their sponsors.

 

 

 

 

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UK / EMEA

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Third Floor
London, NW1 3HP
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)20 7891 4567

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E: EMEA@guinnessworldrecords.com

 

The Americas

Guinness World Records NA, Inc.
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Suite 902
New York
NY 10036, USA

T: +1 718 513 7270

E: US@guinnessworldrecords.com

 

Japan

Guinness World Records K.K.
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Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan

T:

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LINKS & REFERENCE

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinness_World_Records

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/

http://challengers.guinnessworldrecords.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Pattison_Group

http://www.guinness.com/

https://www.ipo.gov.uk/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft

http://www.nbcnews.com/

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/42/contents

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/first-circumnavigation-by-solar-powered-boat

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%BBranor_PlanetSolar

http://www.planetsolar.org/boat

cheryl.rablen@guinnessworldrecords.com

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/cyprus/9835692/Cyprus-ballots-upset-Guinness-book-of-records.html

http://www.mby.com/news/535154/planetsolar-world-s-largest-solar-powered-boat-visits-london

http://www.wharf.co.uk/2013/08/worlds-largest-solar-powered-s.html#more

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-35040_162-57591895/solar-boat-shines-light-on-suns-power/

http://www.planetsolar.org/follow-us/planetsolar-awards

http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/planetsolar/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/science/solar-boat-harnessed-for-research.html

http://ipkitten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/guinness-world-records-and-end-of.html

http://uselessk.com/facts/the-guinness-book-of-world-records-was-created-to-settle-bar-disputes-that-occur-with-a-glass-of-beer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3133098/66-surfers-set-record-people-riding-board-once.html

66-surfers-set-record-people-riding-board-once

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Guinness-Book-sets-a-record-of-its-own-oddest-employment-dispute-in-publishing

Cyprus-ballots-upset-Guinness-book-of-records

Wikipedia Turanor PlanetSolar

Planetsolar boat

Guinness World Records first circumnavigation by solar powered boat

Wikipedia Guinness

Wikipedia Jim_Pattison_Group

Wikipedia Guinness_World_Records

http://www.charterworld.com/news/planetsolar-reaches-london-final-stage-deepwater-scientific-expedition

http://www.charterworld.com/news/tranor-planetsolar-catamaran-reaches-canary-islands-1st-solar-boat-expedition

CBS Solar boat shines light on suns power

Worlds-largest-solar-powered-boat-powers-arrives-Britain-spectacular-style.html?ito=feeds-videoxml

The worlds largest SOLAR boat breaks world record crossing Atlantic just 22 days

New York Times solar boat harnessed for research

http://solar.calfinder.com/blog/solar-politics/solar-boat-lands-cop16/

economic times india ms-turanor-planetsolar-worlds-largest-solar-boat

http://oweolar.info/2012/09/page/33/

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2011/08/solar-powered-yacht-docks-at-h.html

http://au.businessinsider.com/oceanographic campaign to study the gulf stream

 

 

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