In your Jan. 9 issue, you listed the ``Milestones of '94.'' In that list you included anniversaries. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that in 1994 Vogue Tyre and Rubber Co. celebrated its 80th anniversary.
We are proud of our long history.
Executive Vice President
Vogue Tyre and Rubber Co.
Can a new truck tire manufacturer copyright or patent a tire tread design?
J. Larry Ezell
Senior Vice President Sales & Distribution
Ray Carr Tires Inc.
Editor's note: Yes. Most tread designs are patented by the tire manufacturer. Therefore, copying the tread for retreading or other purposes usually requires the permission of the patent holder.