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FP400 Cables

05/07/2014 1:57 PM

Is FP400 a Prysmian trademark? Or can any cable complying the relevant standards be called FP400?

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/07/2014 2:06 PM
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Re: FP400 Cables

05/07/2014 2:12 PM

Yeah, but it is sometimes being used to identify MGT insulated cables of other brands as well.

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/07/2014 3:18 PM

What did your search of the product FP400 reveal?

You DID do a search, did you not?

Surely you wouldn't just come here expecting us to do the work for you, would you?

Oh, never mind, it's you.

No need to answer.

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/07/2014 3:25 PM

I did more than a 'search'

There is a tendency amonf some people to call fire rated cables as FP400 even if it is not manufactured by Prysmian. Just wanted to confirm that.

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/07/2014 3:59 PM

That's not uncommon, as with KleenexTM and ScotchTM tape.

The manufacturer's web site should differentiate this and if it is a trademarked or copyrighted symbol it should be identified.

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#7
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Re: FP400 Cables

05/08/2014 1:16 PM

Yeah, but when people from a cable company does that, some confusion can arise.

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/08/2014 1:36 PM

Having been involved with intellectual property rights, copy rights and trademarks, I can only assume that Prysmian doesn't mind the imitation.

It might even get them more business.

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/08/2014 1:46 PM

But others are satisfying same standards at a cheaper cost...

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/08/2014 10:29 PM

For how long...

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/09/2014 1:43 AM

Not sure... For some time.

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/07/2014 5:39 PM

Regardless of FP400 being a Prysmian trademark or not, it is the passing the test, with a certified national research testing lab (NRTL) result for cable test BS-5839-1 and BS-5266-1 that merits these cables as fire resistant.

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Re: FP400 Cables

05/08/2014 1:20 PM

Yeah, I know that. But calling a non Prysmian cable FP400 is not really right.

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#11

Re: FP400 Cables

05/08/2014 4:46 PM

Similarly, some people refer to "Belden" cables in the same way that "Hoover" refers to a brand of vacuum cleaner (not an endorsement - other brands of cables and vacuum cleaners are available).

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05/09/2014 1:39 AM

Yeah, Belden is widely used that way.

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