The Petition of Mr Martin Burke,
Declares that on 10 December 2004 Her Majesty the Queen honoured Mr Martin Burke with the invitation that the badge for his business, the letters E and R with a heart design, be Her Majesty’s (with effect from 28 February 2004). Declares that the correspondence between the petitioner and Buckingham Palace in 2004 was private, however sometimes confusion has arisen so in June 2007 the letters were made public.
Declares that at first glance the correspondence may appear to say the opposite of what it does say so a detailed analysis has been given, available at the new web address www.elizabethreginalove.com/correspondence (changed from www.eheartr.com).
Declares that this analysis firstly notes the way of operating in the petitioners’ first letter dated 28 February 2004: that if you announce your intention to do something and nothing is said then leave is granted, and further declares that in now over 6 years since no instruction to cease and desist has been given, on the contrary. Notes that further detailed analysis of the correspondence is given in this analysis. Further declares that the petitioner was asked very courteously that the badge for Emotion Records be The Queen’s Cypher. Declares that in respect of this the trading name of Emotion Records Limited was changed to Elizabeth Regina Love and its range of activities further widened.
Further declares that the guidance from the Lord Chamberlain’s office on the use of Royal Arms, Names and Images is that the use of the Royal Arms and of Royal Devices, Emblems and Titles, or of Arms, Devices, etc., [ ... ] is prohibited by the Trades Marks Act 1994, unless the permission of the Member of the Royal Family concerned has been obtained, and that the Lord Chamberlain’s office gave the Queen’s permission.
Notes that the apparent ambiguity in the correspondence was not a mistake, and that the petitioner was being asked to take the consequences of any misperception.
The petitioner therefore requests that the House of Commons accept a copy of the analysis of the correspondence for inclusion in the House of Commons Library, and that were the question put the House consent to the request(s) in this Mr Burke’s 17th petition first emailed to the House on 30 March 2010, and amended and added to on 5 August 2010.
And the Petitioner remain, etc.