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If the builder in question posted on here i'd give them a right to a fair trial before potentially damaging his reputation and business. Site sponsor or not. You know well Eddie posts on here, to bring it to everbodys attention is definitely pot stirring. As for your implications that Eddie is a pal and I'm sticking up for him, untrue, I've never even met the guy. But I for one will withhold judgement until after his court case.
I dont think this in any way infringes on his livlihood

This is a case based on the use of the BMW logo...not on the quaility of this guys workmanship and therefore should not do anything but advertise his business for him, i mean if you had a choice between going to an indy or to a guy that BMW are suing becasue he's doing their work cheaper who would you go to....It'd be Eddie all day long for me anyway (if i didnt live 2hrs drive from him haha)

Also with the lads on here shooting down dealers i would have said this is a positive thread for his business

Possibly not a poitive situation with the court case and all but personally knowing BMW was suing someone for the use of their name would kinda make we want to use em more rather than less! I hate BMW garages they'd take the shirt off your back if they could!

And also this is a BMW website....and this is news concerning BMW that is already in the public domain....why do we not deserve to be informed of it as long as no deflammatory statements about the business are made (which they haven't)
 

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Well said Dillon.

I'll just add to that- because the pot stirring thing ticked me off a bit- if somebody made derogatory comments about my family business I'd be unhappy to say the least- but if someone outlined a story which is true by facts, and not derrogatory against the business then it's fair game. I'm certainly not here to ruin Anyones reputation- and it's not like I wrote the story.

I refer to post number two where I said:

Obviously as the court case is ongoing, should be careful not to say or do anything which could prejudice the case. Just thought it was wothing putting up..
By putting this up is certainly not prejudicing the case, as it would never have been printed in a paper such as the Sunday Times if that was the case.

Back on topic anyway- it'll be interesting to see the outcome, either way it definitely reminds me of the saying- any publicity is good publicity.
 

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I have to agree with the OP and Dillon. Eddie is respected for his skills and helpfulness on this and other forum's related to the blue propellor (I'm cautious to even name them in case I infringe their rights). Being attacked and interfered with in doing a good job by a deep pocketed entity is something we should know about. Eddie deserves support from members in any practical way we can.

On the topic of copyright, if BMW are getting picky, there are a number of sponsor splash ad's at the top and forum descriptions and threads with references to the brand that may not come under the banner of dispensation (fair use) that Ken refers to for the site.
 

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@ Dergside, I agree with you in so far as Eddie deserves a bit of support. As i have said previous i have had no dealings with him but all i do know is he regularly comes on various fora and offers advice FOC, hence a bit of support and help (if we can do anything) wouldnt go astray.

Its my opinion that a) no where in this thread prior to your post above was support offered and b) I dont think supporting Eddie was the objective behind starting the thread, at least the opening post doesnt suggest that.
 

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I have spent the last hour checking the websites of garages that claim to be independent specialists for BMW cars in the Republic of Ireland. A comparison of the websites is to say the least interesting.
 

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I dont think supporting Eddie was the objective behind starting the thread, at least the opening post doesnt suggest that.
Nope, your absolutely spot on with your point, the thread wasnt started to support BMWcare (I dont know him, I was just putting up an article to the news), but how you've come to the conclusion that it was in any way malicious based on my first point is laughable.

I have spent the last hour checking the websites of garages that claim to be independent specialists for BMW cars in the Republic of Ireland. A comparison of the websites is to say the least interesting.
When you say a comparison between the websites is interesting, what do you mean?
 

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Guys, I don't have an issue with this thread - I didn't know about it myself, but can we not go down to road of pointing out other companies / websites doing similar things?
 

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That's awful news.

I have only spoken with Eddie a few times over the phone but I learned that he is really enthused about the cars and is very knowledgeable about them.

I wonder if this was sanctioned by someone in Germany, or was it purely down to BMW Ireland? It alienates customers and the very people that evangelise the cars.
 

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That's awful news.

I have only spoken with Eddie a few times over the phone but I learned that he is really enthused about the cars and is very knowledgeable about them.

I wonder if this was sanctioned by someone in Germany, or was it purely down to BMW Ireland? It alienates customers and the very people that evangelise the cars.


I'd say it was Bah hum-jam that squealed :D
 

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New Trading Name

Following the decision of the Irish High Court in BMW AG v Edward Ronayne (trading as BMWCARE) on 19 December 2013

Eddie Ronayne's business as an independent, non affiliated specialist in the repair and care of BMW cars will trade as

BAVARIANCARE


Please update your email addresses to
[email protected]
[email protected]


Contact numbers remain unchanged:
086 8338866
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Following the decision of the Irish High Court in BMW AG v Edward Ronayne (trading as BMWCARE) on 19 December 2013 Eddie Ronayne's business as an independent, non affiliated specialist in the repair and care of BMW cars will trade as

BAVARIANCARE

Please update your email addresses to [email protected] & [email protected]

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If it's any consolation to you, I'd see the fact that BMW saw ye as enough of a threat to take you to court as a big positive. Also worryingly anti competitive too.

Haven't dealt with ye before but were ye any closer I would be.

Interesting to see Maddocks mentioned there as well. Had some great dealings with them in the past on the 2 wheeled side of things. Not much info about that case around though. So not sure what the grounds for that is.
 
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