Clause withdrawn over cat calls on Tobermory
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