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Is flipping a Nike logo backward on Teespring considered copyright?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by caliolam, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. caliolam

    caliolam Junior Member

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    I saw a few campaigns on Teespring with the Nike logo being flipped backward/reverse & it saying "Don't Do It', etc. A lot of similar campaigns that look alike the actual brand.

    I'm curious because I don't know how most of these campaigns are not removed yet goals are reached.
     
  2. riz_a

    riz_a Newbie

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    It is considered trademark infringement and Nike could very well take legal action. The reality though is that Nike probably don't monitor these smaller campaigns due to legal costs they would probably never recover.
     
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    hero76 Power Member

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    They will send you a nice cease and desist letter. If you dont obey they big guns will come in...
     
  4. malakaka

    malakaka Junior Member

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    Here's the truth: there's a fine line between trademark infringement and fair use such as criticism/satire etc. You've seen the Adidas logo that looks like a marijuana leaf? Nobody sees that and thinks it is original Adidas.

    It's the same on all these websites like Amazon and YouTube. You may well be right on the legal merits, but if some jerk at YouTube or Teespring, who isn't an attorney, decides it's an intellectual property violation, what can you do? Appeal. Then what?

    If you are a big corporation with lawyers, yeah just do it! If not, you're out of luck.
     
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  5. caliolam

    caliolam Junior Member

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    Thank you so much! The answer I needed. Another gem piece on information on BHW! :D
     
  6. Lt.Enraged

    Lt.Enraged Junior Member

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    Ya we need a legal advice team on bhw :)
     
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    pressrelease Power Member

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    Fb is also a violation of my term f***k b**t*h...i want to sue facebook, hope BHW legal team will help me.
     
  8. John Escalona

    John Escalona Regular Member

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    Ever heard of satire?