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"Hot Spot" by Ranna®. ©.
Hot Spots

"World View" painting by Ranna®. ©.
At Embassy

Eo-shodou fresco by Ranna®. ©
Ei-shodou

Black & white art by Ranna®. ©
Black &
white

Figurative Art by Ranna®. ©
Figurative

Blue art by Ranna®. ©
Previously

CONSUMER ADVISORY RE THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE RANNA® TRADEMARK

The trademark, Ranna®, owned by Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, DFA, Grad. D. Mat Anth), is an international trademark registered with the USPTO for creative work by the living artist Ranna (Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan [PhD, DFA, Grad. D. Mat Anth]) in the categories of 2D art works - namely Paintings, mixed media paintings, and 3D artworks - namely installations. It was registered in 2004 and achieved uncontestable status since 2010.

UNAUTHORIZED & UNLICENSED USE - CURRENT since JUNE 21, 2012.

Your arrival at this page probably means that you have either followed a link here or done an online search for "Ranna" and may have encountered two artists' pages on the Deviant Art website, violating a pre-existing trademark. Please read the following for clarification.

NO AFFILIATION

Art lovers are advised that the artist Ranna®, the owner of the trademark term "Ranna®" - Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, DFA, Grad. D. Mat Anth), and the company Ranna® Arts Incorporated LLC and its DBA subsidiaries, have absolutely no affiliation or association with the purported Ranna and Ranna-San on the Deviant Art website, or with Deviant Art itself.

Further, the Deviant Art members have misappropriated the mark even though one states that it is not her actual name and there is no evidence that it is the actual name of the other artist, but rather a "username" within the Deviant Art community. In the Ranna-San case, the post-fix "san" is merely a Japanese language generic the same is Mr or Mrs and therefore confers no separating status from the trademark Ranna®.

The purported Ranna and Ranna-San on Deviant Art are not authorized by the trademark owner to use the term and have never contacted the trademark owner to request authorization or licensing.

The purported Ranna, the purported Ranna-San, and Deviant Art have never attempted to initiate any licensing arrangement with the actual artist Ranna® represented here on ranna.com, or with Dr Ranna-Lesley Lachlan (PhD, DFA, Grad. D. Mat Anth) or Ranna® Arts Incorporated LLC for the use of Ranna's trademark name for art works in the same "class".

Accordingly, the use of the trademark name by the purported Ranna and purported Ranna-San on Deviant Art for national and international distribution, is considered by the owner of the mark to be an infringement through creating "market place confusion", "dilution" and "passing off".

COMMUNICATION WITH DEVIANT ART

Communication was initiated with Deviant Art by the trademark owner, by email in November 2009, regarding the unauthorized use of the trademark on their website. Deviant Art continues to permit the two infringing artists to use the name Ranna. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, trademarks are also protected intellectual property. Accordingly, a DMCA "take-down" notice to Deviant Art is in preparation.

 


REVIEWER: Ranna's art "...explores the profound while serving as a portal to beauty."
(Kennelly, E., re Island, Continent exhibition by Ranna®, Washington DC.
The author writes for Art & Antiques, Art & Auction, ARTnews.)



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