Clause with­drawn over cat calls on Tober­mory

The Oban Times - - News - LOUISE GLEN lglen@oban­

A PRO­TRACTED le­gal bat­tle over the use of the ‘Tober­mory Cat’ name and im­ages has ended as a happy tale.

An­gus Stewart of Mull has run a Face­book page un­der the name of ‘Tober­mory Cat’, which fol­lowed the ad­ven­tures of a ginger mog­gie that roamed the nooks and cran­nies of Tober­mory.

At the same time, Ed­in­burgh pub­lisher, Bir­linn, pro­duced a chil­dren’s book un­der the same name - ‘The Tober­mory Cat’.

Since 2012, a court bat­tle has been waged over who owned the name, but on Mon­day, the le­gal wran­gling ended.

A joint state­ment by An­gus Stewart and the pub­lish­ers stated: ‘An­gus Stewart and Bir­linn Lim­ited wish to an­nounce that they have re­solved their dis­pute over the right to use the name Tober­mory Cat in cre­ative works in­volv­ing sim­i­lar cat char­ac­ters.

‘A frame­work has now been agreed which al­lows both works to co-ex­ist. The two par­ties now look for­ward to pro­duc­ing fur­ther cre­ative works about the fa­mous Tober­mory Cat.’

Mr Stewart, who runs the Bread­la­bane Street stu­dio, con­firmed he has re­tained the use of his trade­mark ‘Tober­mory Cat’.

FE­LINE FINE: The Tober­mory Cat can fi­nally re­lax af­ter a three-year le­gal bat­tle is brought to an end

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