I'm not with my records at the moment, but I'm sure the RCA SACDs that Sony issued have the Nipper trade mark on them, as do other reissues such as Perlman, Horowitz, Toscanini, Stokowski, etc.
> From: Michael Shoshani <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 8:27:13 AM
>Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The EMI split
>On 11/10/2013 08:51 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
>> I do wonder about Nipper, though. Has anyone noticed Nipper on any
>> Sony-owned reissues of RCA recordings? How did it shake out with Nipper,
>> did RCA ever get worldwide ownership or just in the US?
>The only live trademark registration for Nipper and His Master's Voice
>in the United States is Serial 71195205, owned by RCA Trademark
>Management Societe in France.
>The registration covers the following, and my apologies to the list for
>it all being upper case, but this is copied and pasted from the USPTO
>IC 007 009 011 012 015. US 021. G & S: RADIO APPARATUS, PARTS, AND
>APPURTENANCES--NAMELY, RADIO RECEIVING SETS, [SOUND AMPLIFYING HORNS
>HAVING TELEPHONE RECEIVERS,] LOUD SPEAKERS, [LOOPS,] [ MICROPHONES, ]
>RADIO RECEIVING SETS MOUNTED OR CONTAINED IN CABINETS WITH TALKING
>MACHINES, RADIO RECEIVING SETS ADAPTED FOR COMBINATION WITH TALKING
>MACHINES, RADIO RECEIVING SETS WHEREIN PARTS OF TALKING MACHINES ARE
>USED AS PARTS OF RADIO SETS, WHEREIN TALKING MACHINES ARE USED AS LOUD
>SPEAKERS, [AND WHEREIN THE SOUND AMPLIFYING HORNS OF TALKING MACHINES
>ARE PROVIDED WITH TELEPHONE RECEIVERS AND [ MICROPHONES ]; AND FOR
>ELECTRICALLY-OPERATED TALKING MACHINES] AND PARTS, SUPPLIES,
>[ACCESSORIES,] AND APPORTENANCES THEREFOR--NAMELY, ELECTRIC MOTORS,
>COILS, TRANSFORMERS, [ RHEOSTATS, ] ELECTRIC SWITCHES AND ELECTRIC STOP
>This is the only live trademark registration. All the others are dead,
>including the single one pertaining to sound recordings, 71066696. This
>one will probably go as well unless renewed; its last renewal was in
>2004 and I believe trademark registrations are only good for 20 years.