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Will making product like this get you in trouble?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jdstudio, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. jdstudio

    jdstudio BANNED BANNED

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    So I saw this "like" glove online: http://www.yeople.com/like-oven-glove/ and I checked with facebook brand guidelines which says:

    http://www.facebook.com/brandpermissions/logos.php#
    • The Like button may only be used online for the Like button social plugin functionality which can be found http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like/.
    • When using the Like button in traditional offline media (such as printed adverts), a textual or visual reference must be made to Facebook.
    • While you may scale the size to suit your needs, you may not modify the Like button in any other way (such as by changing the design).
    • Do not use the Like button for online advertising.
    • All use of an unmodified Like button is acceptable in offline communications.

    I am not too sure whether selling these kind of products for profit can get you in trouble. The reason I am asking is I have this idea that I want to create a physical product related to facebook.
     
  2. coreygeer

    coreygeer BANNED BANNED

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    Taking inspiration isn't against the law. Now, if you were to copy their logo, or their exact like and make a product out of it then try to brand it as your own, that might get you into trouble.
     
  3. jdstudio

    jdstudio BANNED BANNED

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    So you are saying the product as above is fine?
     
  4. MarketingMaster

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    Hi JD, this product is more than fine.
    The marketing strategies are not as there were used to be anymore. This kind of products does not represent "an attack" to big fishes, this products even help them to be even more powerful and omnipresent. I do not suggest to use a FB logo, OR BUILD SOMETHING AGAIST FACEBOOK specially using their icons; but if your product does not represent an attack to their structure you are a helpful friend (and businessman). (In my office and in my lessons we call them "remora products"; -do not mistake with remora marketing which is something else- )
    In recent times, on my work, I've been involved in 4 similar marketing projects and they all were sponsored by the main brand as a smart strategy. This YEOPLE case has every single sintom too.
    I made a research and there are a lot FB inspired products, this mitt is pretty smart btw. Go forward JD.
    Keep us updated.
     
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