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Logo copy cat

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by rsuog, Jan 19, 2009.

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    rsuog, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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  2. mytvtalk

    mytvtalk Active Member

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    im not sure if you can make him, shoot him an email tell him hes using your logo without permission and you want him to remove it, see what he says then take it from there.
     
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    This is as far as i would take it...send him a strongly worded email and see if he bites...otherwise you time and energy is better spent elsewhere. If he is determined, it will not be worth the effort to try and win this one...in my opinion anyway...
     
    bg1001, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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    hostlonestar Peon

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    Logos are copyrighted material, so if you really want to pursue it, there are many steps you can take. First, send him an email and notify his host as well. See where it goes from there.
     
    hostlonestar, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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    browntwn Illustrious Member

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    Lmfao tell him your going to be nice in asking him the first time and tell him to take your logo down if he doesn't within 3 days threaten him with a lawyer... usually is convincing enough and if he still doesn't copy (what an idiot) then follow through with the threat
     
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    kewlchat Well-Known Member

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    lol im suprised he didnt hotlink to ur domain :D
     
    kewlchat, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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    qualityfirst Peon

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    He's hosted with GoDaddy. Contact them and they'll take him down for you.
     
    qualityfirst, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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    t2000q Prominent Member Premium Member

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    if you got prove its yours then certainly go after him, it is clear that they just added a white box on the logo to put their text on top off - very unprofessional
     
    t2000q, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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    rsuog Peon

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    rsuog Peon

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    prove? i think it is obvious ;)

     
    rsuog, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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    LOLOLOL.. thats funny..
    your right.. he didnt even attempt to hidee it..
    LOL
     
    StraightLine, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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    i would love to hear your story after the idiot was taken down. ^^

    I,in any way,sure that lawyer is the best solution in this case after all advice here has been followed.
     
    paark.s, Jan 19, 2009 IP
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    Blakfalcon3 Banned

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    The best way to sort out these is to send these a strongly worded message, usually they cower down. You can threaten and not actually take action :p
     
    Blakfalcon3, Jan 20, 2009 IP
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    Lol thats funny... yes.
     
    logclient, Jan 20, 2009 IP
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    Its going on the third day since you asked us, whats the status of this? I can see he still has it up....
     
    hostlonestar, Jan 21, 2009 IP
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    Talk to his host.
     
    businessinsider, Jan 21, 2009 IP
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    rsuog Peon

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    I've sent him a letter saying I will have to report him to his advertisers ;) I'm too kind, I guess ;))))
     
    rsuog, Jan 22, 2009 IP
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    RSOUG:

    Wow! that's pretty blatant, huh? The first thing I would tell you is that you have common law trademark rights in the logo. Even if you don't have a registration for that logo, you are still protected under trademark law. This means that the infringer is violating a variety of federal and state laws by including your logo on their site. Here are some articles which you might find helpful:


    I would recommend that you consider registering your logo as a trademark with the trademark office. This will give you enhanced rights including a presumption of trademark validity as well as the ability to threaten statutory damages up $100,000.00 per incident of infringement, plus attorney's fees. If you have any amount of time or money invested in a logo or brand name, registration is probably the easiest and least expensive investment you can make in that brand. If the infringer does not voluntarily agree to take the logo down or does anything else to suggest an affiliation with your site, you should consider hiring a trademark attorney to help you increase the threats and leverage. Best of luck.

    Enrico Schaefer, Attorney
    Traverse Legal, PLC
    TraverseLegal.com


    231-932-0411 (office)
    231-313-0564 (cell)
    231-932-0636 (fax)
     
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    Haha... I can see he did some minor edits, and now his version looks like crap!

    Wow.

    Did you e-mail his host yet? If you have any sketches or the PSD file of the logo, I'd think that would be proof enough to ask his host to take down his site.
     
    tarponkeith, Jan 23, 2009 IP