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Old 02-14-2018, 02:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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JC Wings and Inflight have released models of an A 350 wearing the French Blue livery.

I can be interesting to know that French Blue will have to change its name, it will be known as French Bee because of an American operator who claimed monopoly of the term "blue".

Maybe in the future these models will be modified, the early versions gaining some value.

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Hein?

Quest-ce con dit ici?

Est-ce qu'il ya des photos?
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hein?

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Est-ce qu'il ya des photos?
This change will be made to avoid a lawsuit of the American low cost airline JetBlue.

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Old 02-14-2018, 04:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This change will be made to avoid a lawsuit of the American low cost airline JetBlue.

Jean Pierre.
! That's interesting. Only in the land of Trump?

Simple fact is, there are many airlines called "Air" country (ie.
Air Canada, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air India Express, Air New Zealand, Air Serbia, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Air Vanuatu, etc.)

That said, I think the French should fight it.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Would a change to French Bleu suffice ?
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, there are many companies with "blue" names: Blue Panorama in Italy, Blue Air als Romanias major low-cost operator and so on... As long as they don't fly in the US they don't have to fear that the blue american company will go to court...
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I saw this about a month ago....personally it's silly. Really not reason to have to change the name. French Bee just sounds stupid and looks even worse on the plane. French Blue is much for eye pleasing and sounds better as well.

Oh, well.....now what to do with all of those models on the market as French Blue.
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Don't the French have a distaste for using English words when a French one will do just as well? If so, why do they need "blue"?

They might as well start calling nuit "night" and chat "cat".
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The first reports I read a few weeks ago about the name change said it would simply be named "French". I guess that has changed...
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Old 02-15-2018, 08:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Don't the French have a distaste for using English words when a French one will do just as well? If so, why do they need "blue"?

They might as well start calling nuit "night" and chat "cat".
They do. Actually there are a lot of replacement words or expressions in the new french language which were introduced in order to replace so called "angicismes" - i.e. "mél" as for e-mail and so on.

But french companies have to sell world wide and they know it. That's why there is a "Grey Goose, French Vodka" and "French Blue/Bee, French Airline". The rest of the world must understand it and most of it doesen't speak french, even if the Academie Francaise doesen't agree
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One would think that an airline's trademark/marketing division would have researched the legality of names prior to starring the airline.



Now the company will have to spend a lot of money to re-name just about everything.

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jetBlue is one of the airlines I collect,but that's ridiculous.IMO.Trademark on a color.
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One would think that an airline's trademark/marketing division would have researched the legality of names prior to starring the airline.



Now the company will have to spend a lot of money to re-name just about everything.

Good point.Touch up paint on the titles,all stationery,safety cards,magazines..... I wonder what the final Euro amount will be? I like the idea earlier. If you need to change it,blue in French makes sense. (this needs one more eye roll)
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Thought i'd posted but found it in customs...

http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/...rench-bee.html

How about naming it WTF.
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That said, I think the French should fight it.
Fighting in the country that imposes rules to the rest of the world "for the sake of free market" but then doesn't apply them to itself because it would "harm its economy" ? Good luck with that...

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As long as they don't fly in the US they don't have to fear that the blue american company will go to court...
In fact they'll do. From May they'll fly to Papeete-Faaa through SFX.
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I just can't get over the fact they are renaming to "French Bee".....just sounds so silly!
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Ridiculous. Leave it be. Not even a close rip off.
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Mind you "French Blue" does sound a bit like a 1970's Porno movie...
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Are they also going to change their colours to yellow and black..?
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One would think that an airline's trademark/marketing division would have researched the legality of names prior to starring the airline.



Now the company will have to spend a lot of money to re-name just about everything.

Yup. The 'elephant in the room' gets revealed.
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Fighting in the country that imposes rules to the rest of the world "for the sake of free market" but then doesn't apply them to itself because it would "harm its economy" ? Good luck with that...
Where have I seen that action before in the recent aviation world? To answer my question -- we did and won.
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Would a change to French Bleu suffice ?
That would have been my starting point. It just works so nicely.
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