Talk:Jaques of London

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Fascinating stuff but style isn't very encyclopedic is it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:49, 2 December 2008

Exclusive rights to Staunton pieces?[edit]

"Jaques had exclusive manufacturing rights for a chess set designed by Nathaniel Cook in 1849 and named the Staunton chess set after Howard Staunton. " I've seen plenty of other manufacturers who make Staunton pieces, as has every other chess player. One such manufacturer is the well-known House of Staunton. I sent them an email with the Wikipedia claim and they replied: "In a lawsuit in 1936 brought against B.H Wood by Jaques in the UK on this very issue. The court ruled that the name "Staunton" was a generic pattern, not specific to Jaques, and ruled in favor of Woods. —Julian Terry, Customer Service Manager, House of Staunton. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:07, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

A patent lasts for only a certain length of time, then it expires and anyone can copy it. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 19:44, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Pronunciation of the name?[edit]

Is it "Zhock" as in the French (more commonly spelled "Jacques"), or it is anglicized to something like "Jacks" or "Jack-ez"? WHPratt (talk) 16:24, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

I assumed it was like the French pronunciation, but I've read that it is actually like "Jakes" (long "a"). Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 16:46, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
The upper right corner of this says "Jakes". Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 03:28, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
Jakes it is then! Thanks. WHPratt (talk) 03:47, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
That is what the Amazon page says. It may not be right, but it looks like it came from Jaques. Their website doesn't seem to say. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 03:57, 27 January 2013 (UTC)