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    Blacktaoist petitions against the UFC

    The blacktaoist was served papers to stop using his logo becuase it conflicts with the ufc's and it looks like he's going to fight back with a petition on change.org http://www.change.org/petitions/help...-octagon-shape

    Does anyone know what his logo looks like?

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    It's right below the title of the petition, in the link you provided. If they served him they are full of ****. Next they'll be suing stop signs.

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    Gazebos everywhere should beware.


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    i think this is something else. i think that the UFC wants to prove that it is aggressively defending its trademarks so that it doesn't get accused of not doing so and losing them.

    they probably feel that a *fight promoter* who has an octagonal shaped logo is a little too close and they have to make an attempt to stop it.

    i'm not really sure about the specifics of how the laws work, but i read something about specialized bikes going after a small bike shop owner in france over the name of his shop, and their reasoning was similar (although they ended up dropping it and apologizing.)

    it's pretty fucking absurd though, i must say. if there is legal precedent which drives this action it's even more absurd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Loyalist View Post
    i think this is something else. i think that the UFC wants to prove that it is aggressively defending its trademarks so that it doesn't get accused of not doing so and losing them.

    they probably feel that a *fight promoter* who has an octagonal shaped logo is a little too close and they have to make an attempt to stop it.

    i'm not really sure about the specifics of how the laws work, but i read something about specialized bikes going after a small bike shop owner in france over the name of his shop, and their reasoning was similar (although they ended up dropping it and apologizing.)

    it's pretty fucking absurd though, i must say. if there is legal precedent which drives this action it's even more absurd.
    I totally agree with the premise, but tilting at windmills could have repercussions for a large company and lawsuits are typically too expensive for a small guy.

    I love this example.

    I had assumed I could not register Roubaix as a trade mark as it is a geographical location well known in cycling, not to mention the wide-spread use of the term Roubaix throughout the industry," Richter said in a press release sent out Saturday. "I thought I could freely use Roubaix
    and

    A simple trademark search would have prevented this,” Koury emailed. “We are required to defend or lose our trademark registration.
    yet

    There were lawyers offering to take up his case pro bono, cycling fans raising money on his behalf, Twitter users organizing boycotts against Specialized, and hundreds of others who placed orders for his products. He quickly sold out of Café Roubaix T-shirts, and is hurrying to print more," the Herald's Tom Babin reported.


    http://www.bicycleretailer.com/retai...oubaix-lawsuit
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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    It's right below the title of the petition, in the link you provided. If they served him they are full of ****. Next they'll be suing stop signs.
    If stop signs are outlawed, only outlaws will stop.

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    bt was probably swiping from jackie chan adventures instead.

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    After the UFC finishes their lawsuit with BT I fully expect them to go after the Daoist monks at Wu Dang shan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin.74 View Post
    After the UFC finishes their lawsuit with BT I fully expect them to go after the Daoist monks at Wu Dang shan
    I'd genuinely enjoy watching someone argue international copyright law with a Daoist.

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