> I guess HMV is the same HMV store in Australia. If so HMV = "His Masters Voice",
> which is part of EMI record company. So, we have a big company breaking the rules
> because they can.
The HMV record stores used to be owned by EMI, but were spun off into an independent company in the late 90's/early 00's.
The "His Master's Voice" trademark used to have about 4 different owners, but HMV Group bought the global rights to the name some time back.
For some reason though, that didn't include the "Nipper the Dog" logo, so depending on the country, some stores can't use it.