R.A.F roundel as Copyright trade mark

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Gregg
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Been like that for a while now. Think even Squadron crests are licenced now.

Nosmo King
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Also the RAF Flag, some years ago the RAF Museum had to get special permisson to fly the flag at Hendon.

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Thumper
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On the Key forum the OP goes on to say that the reason his work was removed is because he labelled it as Royal Air Force so one presumes it looked like he was selling something officially licensed or endorsed that wasn't? That makes sense to me, banning RAF roundels featured in paintings and the like doesn't. What would the likes of Corgi, Airfix or Hannants do? I have a motorcycle buff which is covered in roundels, heck I even bought roundels wrapping paper one year for Christmas!

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One really wonders whether they are going to start strafing mods on scooters as well - oh, no, they don't use the gun on Typhoon and Tornado is on the way out.....

Just for the nit-picking record, the roundel is a British Forces (well, Crown) copyright - we aren't going to see the RAF prosecuting the Fleet Air Arm or Army Air Corps any time soon.

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