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Trademark question

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by saylar1988, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. saylar1988

    saylar1988 Junior Member

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    Hi !

    I'm making a facebook application based on a flash game, found on the net.

    The idea is this one:

    Users clicks on my app's link, and are redirected to a good looking picture, looks like a dreamcast box, with logo of the official game editor, the logo of the official team of this game, a picture of the hero of the game and cool graphics ;)
    This picture is hosted on my website but users have access to it thru facebook.
    Then they click "enter" and have to allow my fb app.
    Then they land on a page with my flash game: the flash game has been made by the official team of the real game, but it is not developped by the game's editor. I found it on a website wich shows to everyone a code to copy/paste on any website to add this flash game to webmaster's blogs or anything lie this...

    I make a note at the botom of my main picture and app:

    NOTE: Product names, logos, brands, and other trademarks or contents under copyright featured or referred to within "MY URL" are the property of their respective trademark and/or copyright holders. These trademark holders are not affiliated with "MY URL" . They do not sponsor or endorse our materials.* Here is a partial listing of these trademarks and their owners.* This list is subject to change without notice: "EDITOR'S NAME™" "OFFICIAL TEAM NAME®"

    My question is:

    I'm I risking any juridic trouble ?


    Peace
     
  2. currentcover

    currentcover Registered Member

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    Is your trademark registered? if so your okay if not you could be in trouble
     
  3. mobo57

    mobo57 Registered Member

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    Two words: permission, deceive.
    1. Do you have permission to use all of what you have from the owners?
    If yes, then:
    2. Is your material deceiving or meant to create a false impression?
    If no then you may be ok but:
    Regardless if you have a TM, TM's get challenged and thrown out every day.
     
  4. BorisTipsIt

    BorisTipsIt Regular Member

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    mobo57 is correct on the challenge. Of course, you need $100k or so to pay a lawyer to do it.
     
  5. Pimps

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    Yes, very expensive! The bes thing you can do is hire a designer to make it for you.
     
  6. Sprocket

    Sprocket Newbie

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    I would be wary of taking any sort of legal advice from Michael "mobo57" Moberly..

    Google his name, particularly in regards to the State Bar of CA's actions against his law practice..