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Legal position?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by karr1981, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. karr1981

    karr1981 Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    A facebook fanpage was formed for a product a few years ago, then the company decided they wanted to utilise facebook, because we already had large number of followers instead of starting a page themselves, they approached us and reached an informal agreement with us to allow them an admin account on the page to make posts.

    Now the product / company and all ownership of ip/trademarks has changed to a new company as the previous company has folded, and the new owners are demanding we sign the fanpage over to them otherwise they will take us to court over trademark infringement etc.

    Do we have to?
     
  2. thomansfel

    thomansfel Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    ask them to pay your price, if they refuse let them take you to court
     
  3. Crixus

    Crixus Regular Member

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    If you think they are serious, the legal road can be a royal PITA and time suck. It doesn't matter if you're right or wrong.

    You can either:

    1) Give it to them.
    2) Sell it to them.
    3) Fight them for it.
    4) Delete it.

    I would try to sell it to them for less than their expenses in legal fees to fight for it. If they refuse, then I'd consider deleting it.

    Disclaimer - I am not an attorney. If this is of any real consequence you should probably seek advice from a legal professional.
     
  4. billyd

    billyd Regular Member

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    Talk to an attorney. DO NOT take legal advice on the forums here. A lot of attorneys will give your their insight and opinion over the phone for free.
     
  5. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Do you have documentation to verify your position other than a verbal? If so make it clear to them what your position is and that you have supporting documentation. If you don't it's an untenable uphill slog perhaps not worth fighting.
     
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