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Laser Masters World Championships opening in Oman By Oman Sail, , 3:11 AM Mon 2 Dec 2013
Laser Masters World Championships 2013 get underway on Monday 2nd December at 12.00pm with two races scheduled. Just a week after the curtain came down on an action packed Laser World Championships, a new set of starting signals were sounded in Mussanah Beach today to mark the opening of the Laser Masters World Championships 2013 following a lively launch party last night. ...[more]

Laser Men’s World Championship – Australian Sailing Team in top ten By Cora Zillich, , 10:11 PM Sun 24 Nov 2013
The Laser Men’s World Championship 2013 concluded in Oman yesterday, 23rd November with two top ten finishes for the Australian Sailing team after Tom Burton (NSW) finished ninth and Matthew Wearn (WA) tenth. ...[more]

Laser Standard Worlds: Robert Scheidt claims ninth Laser title + Video By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, 4:47 AM Sun 24 Nov 2013
Robert Scheidt was crowned 2013 Laser World Champion in Oman for the ninth time today after winning the final race of the regatta then proclaimed this Laser World Championship title as his best so far. The 40 year-old Brazilian sailor started the last race just one point ahead of rival Pavlos Kontides but put in a flawless performance to win by two boat lengths ...[more]

Laser Standard Worlds - Day 6: Mistakes and mixed fortunes + Video By Daphne Morgan Barnicoat, 4:36 AM Sat 23 Nov 2013
At the Laser Standard World Championships, a day of mistakes and mixed fortunes among the main contenders for the title has paved the way for a thrilling finale in Oman with the last two races on Saturday set to determine medals and futures. ...[more]

Laser World Championships - Video interview with Robert Scheidt By Lisa Hynes, , 11:10 PM Thu 21 Nov 2013
The Laser World Championships are currently underway in Oman. In a revealing and personal interview, five time Olympic medal winner and eight time Laser World Champion Robert Scheidt talks about his sailing aspirations, his family and how he has kept at the top of his game for so long. ...[more]

Laser World Championships - Nick Thompson gunning for gold By Lindsey Bell, 11:17 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013
Nick Thompson, with three World Championship medals already under his belt is in no doubt as to where his sights lie heading into next week’s Laser World Championships in Oman (17-23 November). ...[more]

Laser World Championships - Legends' return raises the stakes By Oman Sail, 8:06 PM Tue 12 Nov 2013
At the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 , the return of Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt after nine years in the Star class has raised the stakes among the 2016 Olympic Games contenders at the Laser Standard Men’s World Championships 2013 starting in the Sultanate of Oman on Sunday November 17, organized and hosted by the Ministry of Sports Affairs and Oman Sail. ...[more]

Laser Lawsuit - Kirby´s dramatic move By MarineBusiness-World.com, 11:27 AM Sat 18 May 2013
Kirby Inc. yesterday dramatically increased the pressure on LP, ISAF and the ILCA when they asked the US Federal Court in Connecticut to issue a prejudgment remedy against LP. If this was to be granted as requested LP and its associates would be unable to build Lasers or have anyone else build them for them, while the Courts then could take their time hearing the case. ...[more]

Kirby files to cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats By MarineBusiness-World.com, , 7:58 AM Sat 11 May 2013
Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed the below petition to cancel US trademark registrations directed to both the word LASER and the Sunburst logo for boats. According to US Trademark Office records, these US registrations are owned by Karaya (Jersey) Limited based in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. ...[more]

Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston to host Laser World Championships By Marianne Davis, 4:54 PM Thu 9 May 2013
International Laser Class Association announces that CORK (Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston) will host the 2015 Laser Standard Men’s World Championship and 2015 Laser Masters’ World Championships. ...[more]

US Laser trademarks up for grabs? By Improper Course, 5:15 PM Wed 8 May 2013
The following opinion piece has been provided by Improper Course, a blog which is a collection of the sailing education and adventures of two sailors on opposite ends of the experience and success spectrum. It ranges from the Laser Master Worlds to the local Laser sailing as well as a couple of other dinghies and the occasional keelboat. ...[more]

Laser Lawsuit - Challenge to Laser trademark ownership By Marine Business-World, 9:34 AM Wed 8 May 2013
Another new development in the widening legal dispute between Bruce Kirby, the designer of the world´s best known sailing boat, the Laser dinghy and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance (LPE) the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties. ...[more]

ISAF and ILCA on thin ice? Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright By Marine Business-World, 7:09 AM Mon 6 May 2013
Extracts from an article written for Scuttlebutt USA by IPR lawyer John Harwood-Bee on the lawsuit between Laser designer Bruce Kirby, builder LPE and associated companies and ISAF and ILCA. ...[more]

ISAF Laser intervention - Supply problems looming? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 12:11 PM Wed 1 May 2013
The long running dispute between the designer of the Laser dinghy Bruce Kirby and one of the Laser builders LaserPerformance, the builder and supplier of Lasers into UK, Europe and North America, because of non-payment of design royalties is now much wider than ever before and now it appears that its likely to threaten supplies of Lasers. ...[more]

Laser ISAF ILCA action brings expanded Bruce Kirby law suit By Sail-world.com, 11:54 PM Tue 30 Apr 2013
In a widely anticipated move Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed a First Amended Complaint adding claims related to the ILCA Rule Change, the ISAF Reversal on the Fundamental Rule change, the apparent new ISAF Plaques and other matters, and adding as a party the owner of the Laser trademarks in Europe: Velum Limited ITM SA (Antigua and Barbuda). ...[more]

Laser Legal tangles continue By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 10:16 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013
Previously ISAF had recognised that LPE were no longer licensed Laser builders and had stopped the issuance of plaques by ILCA. Major developments in the last few days with ISAF changing tack and now in conjunction with ILCA moving boldly to remove Bruce Kirby´s design rights ...[more]

Statement from the International Laser Class Association By ILCA, , 9:26 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013
ISAF and ILCA have taken steps to assure the uninterrupted supply of class legal Laser brand sailboats around the world. This includes making newly designed ISAF plaques available to all the current ISAF and ILCA approved manufacturers of the Laser dinghy in accordance with the ILCA class rules. ...[more]

ISAF Statement On International Laser Class By ISAF, 8:58 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013
ISAF Statement - On 22 March the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) published a statement concerning the Laser Class dispute and proceedings filed by attorneys acting for Bruce Kirby. The legal situation is on-going but ISAF can confirm that: ISAF has been named a co-defendant in the legal proceedings filed in the US District Court. ...[more]

Laser supply threatened, latest AC72, Aussies in Heyres, Etchells MW By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 7:42 AM Wed 24 Apr 2013
ISAF and ILCA have been named a co-defendant in the legal proceedings filed in the US District Court by attorneys acting for Laser designer Bruce Kirby, over a dispute caused by Laser Performance Europe (LPE) refusing to pay design royalties. Major developments in the last few days with ISAF changing tack and now in conjunction with ILCA moving boldly to remove Bruce Kirby´s design rights. ...[more]

Kirby Torch replaces Laser, production heads to Canada By Canadian Yachting, , 9:07 AM Fri 12 Apr 2013
Bruce Kirby, a Canadian and the original designer of the Laser, is now launching the 'Kirby Torch'. The Laser sailboat is no longer in production in North America and Europe and because the Laser trademark is being held by the former builder, the boat’s name had to be changed in order for Bruce Kirby’s design to continue to be sold world-wide as a One Design class. ...[more]

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