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    I was down in Newport Beach California today on business and happened to notice this truck next to me at a stop light. What caught my eye was their company logo which is probably one of the most blatant rip-offs of someone else's logo I've ever seen. Check out their website and look carefully at their truck's logos for the Van Halen content:

    http://hardintruckingcompany.com/

    At first I actually thought it was some sort of Van Halen equipment trailer (it was the black long trailer I saw). If you saw the logo on the truck in person, it's even more of an obvious swipe down to the three "wings" on either side of the logo. Because the "H" is on the left side, it really looks like a mirrored image of the classic VH logo.

    Can anyone say "copyright infringement?"

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    I don't see the resemblance..











    Seriously, it may be more of a tribute than a rip-off. You should call their office and tell them your name is Jackie Chiles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottagetta View Post
    Seriously, it may be more of a tribute than a rip-off. You should call their office and tell them your name is Jackie Chiles...
    "Who told you to put the balm on? Did I tell you to put the balm on??"




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    VHLINKS members becoming the copyright infringement police...
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    VHLINKS members becoming the copyright infringement police...
    ALEX IS GOD!!!

    I've been doin' this for 'bout 20 years now, and I'll tell ya, to this day I still don't know the right drumstick from the left drumstick -Alex Van Halen


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    A great gee-tar player once said, "Imitation is a form of flattery, so what the hell." What was him name again?
    MTV ruined music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose View Post
    If I needed a truck, I would get them, since they obviously got good taste in music.
    The funny thing is, it was pointed out to me that according to their website they've been in business since 1958 so who knows, maybe Van Halen stole *their* logo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypso View Post
    The funny thing is, it was pointed out to me that according to their website they've been in business since 1958 so who knows, maybe Van Halen stole *their* logo!

    T.B.
    holy god, wouldn't that be ironic
    SOME VH LINKS CLASSICS


    "Sammy is fat, Dave is bald, Mike is next in line to be the Pope, Eddie is a drunk, Wolfie is fat, Gary is gay, CVH is VH, Mike is VH, Sammy can outsing Dave on a tequilla hangover, Eddie is a meth head, How Many Say I is the worst VH song ever, Up for Breakfast is a close second, Dave was horrible at radio and everybody hates the assless chaps.
    Ok I think that covers everything." Ziggysmalls

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    I live North County San Diego. I see their trucks all the time. I have thought the same thing..that sure looks like the Vh logo. Well now the cats out of the bag. If Ed's got the copyright. WTF I say if Ed. Now that Ed knows about the infringement they can expect the cease to exist order.

    Now has anyone in So Cal seen the new car license plate shield its the franky stripes...Well not really but its red and has a map design with 2-3 streets running through it in white...Its franky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypso View Post
    The funny thing is, it was pointed out to me that according to their website they've been in business since 1958 so who knows, maybe Van Halen stole *their* logo!

    T.B.
    Maybe this is the case. If that's true, VH will say nothing for fear of the truth coming out. It is a southern california company, so maybe Dave got the big idea hat it would be cooler than Mark Stone's logo. I thought Stone's was cool. You can see Alex and Dave wearing that logo t shirt in dance the night away video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH-is-Alive View Post
    "Who told you to put the balm on? Did I tell you to put the balm on??"




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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypso View Post
    The funny thing is, it was pointed out to me that according to their website they've been in business since 1958 so who knows, maybe Van Halen stole *their* logo!

    T.B.
    Hey watch what you say you may get kicked in the cup by Ed.
    1984 Detroit, MI
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobalu View Post
    Hey watch what you say you may get kicked in the cup by Ed.
    LOL!!! I was just gonna post that!
    DEAD OR ALIVE!!!

 

 

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