Perhaps we should be flattered by the number of people including dealers who continually infringe our IP (Intellectual Property) rights by using our copyright images, but we do not find it amusing, and will take legal action against any copyright thieves.
Baird & Co Ltd goldline.co.uk
Baird & Co Ltd goldline.co.uk of Baird & Co Ltd. Ltd - New Address 1st Oct 2008
20 - 21 Gemini Business Park
London E6 7FF
Tel: 0207 474 1000
Fax: 0207 540 2991
Baird & Co Ltd. Ltd.
24 St. Cross Street, Hatton Garden
London EC1N 8UH
Tel: 0207 831 2838
Fax: 0207 404 9267
Baird & Co Ltd. Ltd.
5th Floor, 82 Mitchell Street
Glasgow G1 3NA
Tel: 0141 248 5646
Fax: 0141 248 5627
Registered Office: 20 - 21 Gemini Business Park, Hornet Way , London E6 7FF
Company Registration No. 2269558 (England)
VAT Registration No. 506998796
via their website, claim:
In 1997 Baird & Co. launched the e-commerce Internet website www.Goldline.co.uk initially selling bullion coins and investment bars online and supplying private and industry clients with the daily London bullion fixing prices. Goldline developed further in 2001 becoming an innovative platform on which Baird's engineered bullion products are quoted for sale on line direct to clients.
In September 2000 the company was accepted as a member of the London Bullion Market Association.
Having been a major player for over thirty years in international markets for gold bullion coins, Baird & Co. can rightly claim to be experts in this field. Making a market in many of the more popular gold coins as well as stocking a wide range of the lesser known, including numismatic rarities, ensures that the company can always supply something of interest to even the most discerning collector or investor.
Investors and traders are offered un-allocated trading in gold or silver where metal may be held on account and traded in a running market or on the fixings with no storage or transfer charges.
An allocated account for specific numbered bars may be opened where bars held for the client in the company's secure facility attracts a small charge for storage and insurance.
Dealing commissions for execution of orders on the London Bullion Market fixings are modest and clients may take advantage of trading this way through Baird & Co. One published fixing price for buying or selling ensures transparency in the transaction and confidence for the client. Baird & Co. are members of the London Bullion Market Association and will be pleased to discuss commissions for business executed on the fixings.
Substantial credit lines are available for eligible clients for many of the company's products. This, together with forward pricing for deferred delivery, advance payments on incoming material and full metal account facilities enables manufacturers using Baird precious metal products to hedge their risks, finance their stocks efficiently and receive the fairest return in the fastest time.
Please see our "Copyright" page for further information.
Copyright Infringements Remedies
Our suggested draft remedies for copyright abusers dependent on category - competitors, bloggers, pseudo-expert & advice sites acting as eBay & Google portals, eBay & other auction site sellers.
Other Copyright Abuse
Other Copyright Abuse
We have shown two of our own images so that you can compare.
We have a very low opinion of other dealers who steal our images, and use them to compete with us. It is dishonest. We could sue these people, possibly for thousands of dollars, but it costs time and money, and even though we would win and be awarded costs, we might not be able to recover the costs if the copyright thieves turned out to be impecunious or insolvent. That's why we have decided to give these crooks some free advertising our our website, something which we do not normally provide even for payment.
Baird & Co Ltd. are not only gold coin & bullion dealers, but are members of the prestigious LBMA (London Bullion Market Association), and according to Baird's website "...one of the UK's leading trading houses...". As such it is surprising then to find it so careless at sourcing its own images, or so lacking in regard for fairness in its dealings with competitors.
We have long regarded Baird as one of our major competitors, and it is surprising that they should use images stolen from our websites to promote their own business in direct competition with ours. In an industry where ethics, trust, and honesty are of paramount importance, it leads to the conclusion that we could no longer recommend Baird as reasonable alternative to us for London or southern England customers.
Goldline International Inc (goldline.com) of Santa Monica, California, USA
Is there any connection between the two goldlines?
Yes, they both use coin photographs pirated from our websites!
Other Web Sites
All comments about copyright also cover content of all our other websites including, but not limited to:-
Baird & Co Ltd goldline.co.uk Krugerrands Page
Obverse of 1974 One Ounce Gold Krugerrand
Reverse of 1974 One Ounce Gold Krugerrand