Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
RAfilO SUIT TO TEST MAN'S OWN INITIALS By frBA Sorvleii ' New York—Kadto has brought about a long series of patent battles among competing manufacturers and broadcasters. But none is more unusual 1 than tho attempt to keep. Charles Jlaymotid Ablctt.of New York from using his own .initials on radio tubes.of his own r. anufactttre. This is all ,the more unusual In that Ablett has been using f hl3 init- l.nls' for the last 20 years in ihe manufacture of electric lights: Iris expansion into tho radio vacuum tube field he considers logical. But the Radio Corporation of America .has filed opposition proceedings before the -ciamlrior' of Interference of the patent office, maintaining that Abtett's trade mark of his Initials conflicts, with their "ftCA* mark on their vacuum tubes and radio se.ts. Ablett, however, insists H is his •inalienable right" to use hi* initials as trade mark, especially since he had. been using them for 20 years. Ho produces birth and baptism certificate to prove his' name with the C. R. A. initials was given to him at birth. It is a peculiar case, in which patent authorities are waiting to learn whether n, man's name is his own.