Help My BLX blade 98 TM logo ?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by bigant2984, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. bigant2984

    bigant2984 Rookie

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    Has anyone ever seen just an (R) instead of a (TM) on the throat of the racquet, am i just driving myself nuts, i have herd that wilson changes up some stuff, and that there are different batches of racquets, and the don't have the best QC ! or do i have a fake ?
     
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  2. reekster34

    reekster34 New User

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    Hi, I use the blades and I noticed the same exact thing. One of mine had a TM and one didn't. But, same weight and same balance. Then I looked at other people's blades and they were a mix of both. I thought it was odd too.
     
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  3. eleventeenth street

    eleventeenth street Semi-Pro

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    if you bought it at a reputable dealer, it's genuine. wilson does make slight cosmetic changes over the course of a racquet's life
     
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  4. bigant2984

    bigant2984 Rookie

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    both of mine just have a small (r) on the throat by the blx graphic, and yes the both have the same specs
     
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  5. red rook

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    I have a theory that the tm ones have the 53-63 pound rating and the r ones have the 50-60. Can anyone confirm?
     
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  6. bigant2984

    bigant2984 Rookie

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    mine say the 50-60 and they have the (R), is my blx a fake ?
     
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  7. red rook

    red rook Rookie

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    No its not a fake. There were just two anomilies and I was just trying to see if they were related.
     
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  8. gavna

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    The R-in-a-circle means that the trademark is registered with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.  That involves filing an application with a fee, and establishing that the owner is entitled to exclusive use of the mark in connection with particular goods and services.  One may not use the R-in-a-circle sign without a registration.

    A "TM" designation just means that the user of the trademark asserts that the word, phrase, design, or whatever it is, is a trademark owned by the user.  Anyone can assert that anything is their trademark, but that does not necessarily mean that the user has exclusive rights.  Federal and state trademark law protects many unregistered trademarks from confusion.  But, an unregistered trademark is not subject to the same presumptions and legal protections and a registered trademark.

    In effect if your stick has the R it's actually a newer version with updated graphics.
     
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  9. Power Player

    Power Player G.O.A.T.

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    Mine have the r in a circle and 53-63 tension. Definitley not fakes. Purchased from tennis stores demo stash given to them by wilson.
     
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  10. jonnyboi09

    jonnyboi09 New User

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    This seems to be common with Wilson racquets. I have two Wilson BLX Six One Tours. One says TM while the other says R. Both were bought from TW one month apart and my friend also has one from TW that has neither R nor TM.
     
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  11. bkpr

    bkpr Rookie

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    I can confirm this is the case with my two Blades. There's also ~8g weight difference between the two, but we all know that's a different story ;)
     
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