Chillon Castle in Switzerland now a Trade Mark

posted on 10th of march, 2011

The Swiss press announced today that Chillon Castle, known by anglo-saxons because of the "Prisoner of Chillon" book by Lord Byron, and Switzerland's most visited monument, has now become a Trade Mark.

What is interesting, is that it's not just the name "Ch√Ęteau de Chillon" (and I guess its translation into a number of languages) that is protected, but also two particular "graphical representations" of the castle: when viewed from the Montreux side and when viewed from the Villeneuve side.

So commercial usage of those images of Chillon Castle is now the exclusive right of the foundation that takes care of the castle.

That's a first in Switzerland, and I believe that it opens the floodgates for other monuments. I guess this is already the case for several...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Nikittta on March 16, 2011
Thanks for useful information.
Posted by Elifranssens on March 14, 2011
Too bad there is no centralized point where you can find information about copyrights. Maybe Dreamstime could make a list, it doesn't have to be complete but it would be better than nothing.

Thanks for the info.
Posted by Bogdan on March 10, 2011
Thanks! Maybe DT could start turing all the images of Chillon as editorial... I think the article could use a reference, so here it is (only in French for the moment, but I'm sure tomorrow will be found somewhere in English): http://www.24heures.ch/premiere-suisse-chateau-chillon-marque-deposee-2011-03-09

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Taking pictures at motor shows

posted on 15th of march, 2011

Having been to the Geneva Motor Show for a few years running, and having also attended other similar events, I thought I would compile a collection of thoughts on what to think about when you want to take pictures at such events.


I try to avoid weekends, as they are a lot more crowded than weekdays. Sure, it means taking a day off work if you're not a professional, but weekends (and rainy Sundays in particular) are a no-no.
Even better, if you have some connections and get yourself into a press day, you'll have a lot more space, a lot more access to cars that are not available to the general public, and more models "draped" over the cars for that additional glamour touch.
If that's not an option, making sure you pass through the gates as soon as the show opens generally...

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Posted by Laurasinelle on March 15, 2011
Nice photos! thanks for sharing!
Posted by Egomezta on March 15, 2011
Thanks for sharing... Great blog.
Posted by Mariaam on March 15, 2011
Thanks for sharing the information!

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