COKE®, Apple® and TESLA® are three of the most widely recognized trademarks in use today. Why? Because they have broad media exposure and identify unique and highly valued products. TAPTITE® is another widely recognized mark when referring to high-performance thread rolling fasteners. TAPTITE® identifies a family of fasteners with each member being identified by a trademark and specific design features, distinguishing it from generic or look-alike brands. REMINC/CONTI highly value our 86 trademarks and we maintain their registrations in more than 35 countries at a considerable cost. One condition of registration is to monitor a trademark’s usage to be sure it is used correctly in advertising and commerce. Our fastener licensees produce and sell our licensed products using our proprietary marks and some distributors utilize our marks when marketing and reselling genuine REMINC/CONTI fasteners produced by our authorized licensees. In all instances our trademarks should be accredited to REMINC or CONTI by proper attribution notation.
To monitor correct trademark use and intercept infringers, we actively review business magazines, journals, marketing and advertising materials, packaging, industrial and consumer websites and social media content. When a trademark infringement is identified, we contact the interloper by post or email, advise them the nature of their improper use and request they refrain from continuing to do so. Although we find that only a very small portion of the infringements are deliberate, most are the result of ignorance of REMINC’s and CONTI’s rightful ownership of the marks in question.
This past year, after having discovered several interlopers, most of them readily complied with our initial request to stop using our proprietary marks. We then followed up by reviewing their advertising media to confirm their continuing adherence to our request. Only in a few cases did we have to make a subsequent request to ensure compliance. By policing our trademarks in this manner, we are confident that REMINC and CONTI trademarks being used in general commerce, identify our authentic fastener offerings, those that are produced by our licensees, made in accordance with our technical standards and guaranteed to deliver excellent performance. Our goal is to protect our trademarks and be sure that they maintain their widely acknowledged acclaim and value.
TRADEMARKS LICENSED BY REMINC/CONTI TAPTITE PRO®, TAPTITE®, TYPE TT®, DUO-TAPTITE®, CORFLEX®, PLASTITE®, POWERLOK®, POWERLOK® II™, TRILOBULAR™, KLEERTITE®, THE CONTROLLABLE PRODUCT®, ENGINEERED FASTENINGS® REMFORM®, REMFORM® II™, KLEERLOK®, MAGTITE® 2000™, EXTRUDE-TITE®, FASTITE® 2000™, TAPTITE 2000®, TAPTITE 2K®, TYPE TT 2000®, TYPE TT 2K®, TAPTITE II®, TRI-TITE®
COKE® is a trademark of The Coca-Cola Company. Apple® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. TESLA® is a trademark of Tesla.