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tanklor1



Joined: 13 Jun 2006

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Tim Horton ripoff in Seoul Reply with quote

Hey, does anyone know if the Tim Horton's ripoff has opened in Seoul yet?

Here's an article from CBC.ca

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/south-korean-tim-house-has-tim-hortons-vigilant-over-trademark-1.2999865
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Stan Rogers



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody gives a shit. It's Burger King's problem now.
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tanklor1



Joined: 13 Jun 2006

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stan Rogers wrote:
Nobody gives a shit. It's Burger King's problem now.


I agree, but I was hoping to get a picture of myself in front of this facade.
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FDNY



Joined: 27 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who the f@ck is Tim Horton?
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tanklor1



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FDNY wrote:
Who the f@ck is Tim Horton?



Canada's greatest Canadian!
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Weigookin74



Joined: 26 Oct 2009

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and yet they still won't come here. What's with Canadian companies anyways? You see tons of American, British, or Aussie stuff here. We have some pretty good products they should sellhere too. Everything from Donairs, to Tim's, to Pizza Delight, the Presidents Choice, to Peanut Butter O Henry's. to Superstore blue label foods, to Wonderbar, to Harveys burgers, etc?

Our products are good, but our companies seem to stick theirhead up their butts and not go global. Even as we supposedly have embraced free trade for years. Just set up in Vancouver and target ads to Koreans and Chinese and then come over here and they'll have instant brand recognition. Genius!
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candy bar



Joined: 03 Dec 2012

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weigookin74 wrote:
...and yet they still won't come here. What's with Canadian companies anyways? You see tons of American, British, or Aussie stuff here. We have some pretty good products they should sellhere too. Everything from Donairs, to Tim's, to Pizza Delight, the Presidents Choice, to Peanut Butter O Henry's. to Superstore blue label foods, to Wonderbar, to Harveys burgers, etc?

Our products are good, but our companies seem to stick theirhead up their butts and not go global. Even as we supposedly have embraced free trade for years. Just set up in Vancouver and target ads to Koreans and Chinese and then come over here and they'll have instant brand recognition. Genius!


Nahhhh, the products aren't that good. Canada isn't that popular outside of Canada.
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Smithington



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

candy bar wrote:
Nahhhh, the products aren't that good. Canada isn't that popular outside of Canada.


False. Canada's "nation brand" is consistently near the top of the list worldwide. There are plenty of Canadian products here. Bombardier provides the engines to Korea's trains and subways. Jeju Air uses exclusively Bombardier planes. Several of Korea's nuclear reactors are Canadian made. New York Fries are actually Canadian. Oh, and ever been to an Imax theater? That's Canadian, too. Blackberry would love to market here but they can't get passed the trade barriers. SNL is actually started by (and owned by) a Canadian, and Koreans have now copied that also.


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jvalmer



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you ever see those cargo trains run by in the boonies, you'll some Canadian shipping containers.
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Smithington



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada Goose clothing is now extremely popular in Korea. A 'status' symbol for many given the price.

Boston Pizza is also Canadian.

They probably won't let Four Seasons Hotels operate here because of the name. Very Happy Korea has those words pretty much trademarked. "Four Seasons": Korea's national treasure #10487. I wouldn't be surprised if Seoul insisted it pay royalties to Korea for using that name. That chain has hotels in Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bora Bora, Mali, etc....but none in Korea. Seems strange. One of the largest economies in Asia, with businessmen traveling here on a frequent basis, but no Four Seasons hotels. Christ, they even have them as far south as Australia. I even stayed at one in Cuba. I wonder if a Korean company tried to use the name for its use and was blocked by the Canadian company...and now the Korean government (under pressure from the concerned chaebol) has forbidden the Canadian company from setting up shop in Korea. There might be an interesting 'back story' there.
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Smithington



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just did a google search and it appears their first hotel will open in Seoul later this year. Still, I wonder what the holdup was?

http://press.fourseasons.com/news-releases/2013/four-seasons-hotels-and-resorts-enters-korea/
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The Cosmic Hum



Joined: 09 May 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithington wrote:
I just did a google search and it appears their first hotel will open in Seoul later this year. Still, I wonder what the holdup was?

http://press.fourseasons.com/news-releases/2013/four-seasons-hotels-and-resorts-enters-korea/

Ahh....this is pretty easy to explain.
When Canada's four seasons were finally explained to the Korean oversight committee, they realized Korea was in the clear with their original thinking that Korea has the only 4 truly distinct seasons.
Korea -Winter, spring, summer, fall

Canada - Winter, still winter, more winter, road construction.
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candy bar



Joined: 03 Dec 2012

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithington wrote:
candy bar wrote:
Nahhhh, the products aren't that good. Canada isn't that popular outside of Canada.


False. Canada's "nation brand" is consistently near the top of the list worldwide. There are plenty of Canadian products here. Bombardier provides the engines to Korea's trains and subways. Jeju Air uses exclusively Bombardier planes. Several of Korea's nuclear reactors are Canadian made. New York Fries are actually Canadian. Oh, and ever been to an Imax theater? That's Canadian, too. Blackberry would love to market here but they can't get passed the trade barriers. SNL is actually started by (and owned by) a Canadian, and Koreans have now copied that also.


LOL Laughing

Justin Beiber

LMAO
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Smithington



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

candy bar wrote:

LOL Laughing

Justin Beiber

LMAO


Your post makes absolutely no sense.
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jvalmer



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithington wrote:
Blackberry would love to market here but they can't get passed the trade barriers.

Blackberry did have a minor presence here once, but they've had their day in the sun. A former owner that didn't know how to play politics, keeping that rolly ball on their phones, not pleasing Indian officials were just a few factor in their downfall imo.
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