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Advice on new product launch

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by ballbag, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. ballbag

    ballbag Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm about to launch a new dating product through Clickbank in the next couple of weeks. I've been getting my sales page ready with all my graphics etc. I have just realised though that my branding might be a major problem. My guide shows people how to automate the online dating process across a range of dating sites and because of this I chose to plaster their logos across the 3D eCover for my book as well as the headers etc. on my soon to be launched site.

    Here's an example: hxxp://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e377/viralhq/Book.jpg

    My question is do you think this is a problem? Will I have to redesign all my graphics or can I just put disclaimers on my page saying I'm not affiliated with any of these brands directly etc.

    Would appreciate someone's insight.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DarkPixel

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    Artful Dodger Newbie

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    I think with a disclaimer, using it as you have is 'fair' and complies with the 'fair use' copyright policy.
     
  4. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Off topic but not sure i like the ecover!

    On topic, i think you should take a good read of the new Clickbank Guidelines (see below) and it suggests this is not allowed.

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    5. Promotional Techniques

    We Will NOT Allow:

    • Major brand/corporate logos on vendor Pitch Pages and Thank You Pages:
     
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  5. JimmyConway

    JimmyConway BANNED BANNED

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    Youll be fine as long as you equip a disclaimer.
     
  6. ballbag

    ballbag Junior Member

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    OK, thanks. I'll go ahead with a disclaimer and see if I get through Clickbank's approval process. If not, it wont take me too long to switch out graphics.
     
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    scubasteve Junior Member

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    You can not use a trademarked or copyrighted image for commercial purposes, even with a disclaimer.

    I have experience with this from the Zynga/Farmville lawsuits.
     
  8. ballbag

    ballbag Junior Member

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    Hmmm OK, suppose that makes sense. Don't want to risk getting sued. Have Zynga filed against you personally???
     
  9. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Have you actually read the NEW terms and conditions of being a clickbank vendor i posted above. You clearly cannot do this anymore. I in doubt then ask Clickbank staff themselves. Do not rely solely on answers here from 95% of people who prob never being a vendor or even an affiliate and just 'guessing'.
     
  10. ballbag

    ballbag Junior Member

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    OK thanks again. I'll be sure to read all their Ts&Cs before I launch. I'm still putting the finishing touches on the course itself, so I'll be sure to make sure everything's ship shape before I submit it for approval.
     
  11. poweronics

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    Its always wise to go through the T & C's before launching any product to avoid complications or time wastage later.
     
  12. jascoken

    jascoken Senior Member

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    I'll second this. Images/logos are closely guarded brand identities to these companies (I own one myself) and the big companies will spend a lot of money to stop anyone associating themselves with their brand - as they see it as leeching their success - or effectively claiming credibility through association...

    Do not risk it. Most IPR lawyers will not respond well to "I'm sorry - it won't happen again..." They get paid well to make it YOUR problem.
     
  13. seomerelin

    seomerelin Power Member

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    you can use good images and logos for your site
    it increase trffic of your site
     
  14. jerdude

    jerdude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Disclaimers would be good, but if you want to be bulletproof, it is always better to seek a legal opinion.
     
  15. johnhunter

    johnhunter Regular Member

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    Clickbank will almost certainly make you remove them in the approval process unless you have written permission from the companies to use them.