Well, I have officially joined the Forces of Evil friends. You will be shocked and appalled to learn that I have, single-handedly, nearly destroyed Coca-Cola's global empire by infringing upon their trademark. Behold!
Thank you for using CafePress.com!
In accordance with our Intellectual Property Rights Policy, Bradley A. Slutsky on behalf of The Coca-Cola Company, provided us with a notice stating that your use of the Coca-Cola trademarks, including those similar to "Enjoy Coca-Cola" and the "dynamic ribbon device" infringes upon their intellectual property rights (copyright/trademark). Please click here to for more information about intellectual property.
Accordingly, we have set the content that is alleged to infringe the rights of the third party to “pending status” which disables said content from being displayed in your shop or purchased by the public. You may review the content set to pending status by logging into your CafePress.com account and clicking on the “Media Basket” link. The content set to pending status will be highlighted red.
If you believe that you hold the rights to the content alleged to infringe the rights of the third party, we encourage you to contact the alleged rights holder directly for a resolution to this matter. Below please find the contact information for the party alleging infringement.
Bradley A. Slutsky
King & Spalding LLP
1180 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3521
We apologize for any inconvenience that our actions may cause you. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Content Usage Associate
(650) 655-3047 (O)
(650) 240-0260 (F)
My flagrant violation of Holy Intellectual Property Rights?
I wish I had the time energy and money to make a big deal about this, because it's ridiculous and a completely winnable case. And by making a big deal about it, I could sell a lot more of these shirts than I have so far. (Which, for the record, is zero.) As it is, I will probably go ahead and start up a store with one of CafePress's competitors and sell it there. Just give me a couple weeks.
NOTE: speaking of
big deals, if this
post is followed by
a bunch of silence,
it's probably not
Coke, but the birth
of our child keeping
me away from our
machine. All the same,