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August 25th, 2006 11:00 PM
Solmu
Re: i'm so pissed

Quote:
Originally Posted by DesignSource
How about public shaming?
That can definitely backfire.



August 25th, 2006 06:13 PM
Vtec44
Re: i'm so pissed

Quote:
Originally Posted by DesignSource
How about public shaming? With the glut of tshirt shops and the lack of ideas and talent, this is bound to get bigger. It wont stop if you just roll over.

http://www.localcelebrity.net/posers.html
With all due respect, I can't believe that site actually claim "originality" on some of the shirts. LOL
August 25th, 2006 09:22 AM
mmrtnt
Re: i'm so pissed

On the one hand, I gotta compliment you on your CafePress store - Nice work. And your designs are great! Whole lotta fun.

On the other hand, ever think that maybe Jesus is trying to tell you something?




MjM
August 25th, 2006 09:00 AM
BurnTees
Re: i'm so pissed

Quote:
Originally Posted by DesignSource
How about public shaming? With the glut of tshirt shops and the lack of ideas and talent, this is bound to get bigger. It wont stop if you just roll over.

http://www.localcelebrity.net/posers.html
ha! what an awesome page! good for them.
August 25th, 2006 08:44 AM
DesignSource
Re: i'm so pissed

How about public shaming? With the glut of tshirt shops and the lack of ideas and talent, this is bound to get bigger. It wont stop if you just roll over.

http://www.localcelebrity.net/posers.html
August 25th, 2006 04:20 AM
MissC
Re: i'm so pissed

You know what you have to do now.Move on to the next design. Stay ahead next time take the necessary steps just incase you should see one of your ideas/designs again.
August 24th, 2006 11:08 PM
monkeylantern
Re: i'm so pissed

Aren't there a few using your designs on Cafepress too? Wasn't this discussed a few months ago?
August 24th, 2006 05:29 PM
BurnTees
Re: i'm so pissed

Quote:
Originally Posted by hongkongdmz
You resolved the problem then?
not really

the guy selling my stuff on ebay...i submitted the notice of infringement to ebay (still waiting to hear back from them) and i'm going to be sending the seller a cease and desist notice.

in regards to the other shop that just came up with their own design for the slogan...they happened to post a classified ad on fark.com. in the comments, someone (not me or anyone I know) left a comment saying that it's been done before and done better, with a link to my shop that made me happy.
August 24th, 2006 04:32 PM
hongkongdmz
Re: i'm so pissed

You resolved the problem then?
August 24th, 2006 12:57 PM
BurnTees
Re: i'm so pissed

Quote:
Originally Posted by m26gil
If that was your idea and if you have the copyrights on the slogan you can tell them not to print it again and to take it off their store. If you don't have the copyrights I'm afraid there's nothing you can do.

The best advice... ask a lawyer.
i spoke to my lawyer friend of mine works in copyright law...quite convenient lol.
August 24th, 2006 12:44 PM
m26gil
Re: i'm so pissed

If that was your idea and if you have the copyrights on the slogan you can tell them not to print it again and to take it off their store. If you don't have the copyrights I'm afraid there's nothing you can do.

The best advice... ask a lawyer.
August 24th, 2006 12:35 PM
BurnTees
Re: i'm so pissed

all good responses. of course, right after i posted this, i thought i'd do a little research...look around a bit.

i found a guy selling on ebay our EXACT design..looks like it was copied right off our site. so, i had to fill out an infringement notice from ebay and i'm still waiting to hear back from them. we'll see what happens.
August 24th, 2006 11:14 AM
Rodney
Re: i'm so pissed

Quote:
we were the ONLY jesus saves passes to moses shoots scores out there. i did a LOT of research to make sure of that.
But with all the shops that are hard to find and may have offline prescenses, there's really no way to be SURE that you were the only one.

There is no database of all t-shirt slogans. Only the trademarked brands/slogans in the trademark database.

I can totally understand your feeling of being "ripped off" (I've had that feeling many times

But like others have said, it's best to move on and use that energy in a positive way to motivate you to market YOUR stuff even harder and come up with even BETTER designs.
August 24th, 2006 07:37 AM
hongkongdmz
Re: i'm so pissed

Maybe you should just focus on your store rather then another. Unless you can take direct legal action try to be better then your competitor which I'm sure you're doing anyway. Designs can always be copied, but we have more laws in the Western world for protection against that.
August 24th, 2006 07:24 AM
loco
Re: i'm so pissed

Sorry to say, but it happens. One shirt we did for a major skate shop franchise was ripped by a major chain of women's clothes a month later. The Major women's retailer made alot of money. It was an exact replica. Same colors and fonts. We, however, sold the design, and received over $15,000 in royalties. Lesson learned that anything good will get pirated. We have grown thick skin in the women' fashion indusrty. You just have to get the design out to the buyers faster.
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