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spotted: fake PH decals

spotted: fake PH decals

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Rowan138

Original Poster:

230 posts

53 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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thetapeworm

6,488 posts

141 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Two for £1.99 inc P&P, bargain smile


tbc

3,017 posts

77 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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they have just pissed all over your intellectual property

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy/c-applies/c-appli...

might be worth sending them a cease and desist email

they might be making £1.99, but thats besides the point.

As far as I know pistonheads makes most of it's money from advertising in the from of banners/classified adverts and to a lesser extent merchandise.

In my opinion the only way to solve this is to flood the market

FREE PH STICKERS FOR EVERY MEMBER biggrin

Stuart

11,585 posts

153 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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Thanks chaps.

thetapeworm

6,488 posts

141 months

Wednesday 11th April 2012
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tbc said:
they have just pissed all over your intellectual property

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy/c-applies/c-appli...

might be worth sending them a cease and desist email

they might be making £1.99, but thats besides the point.

As far as I know pistonheads makes most of it's money from advertising in the from of banners/classified adverts and to a lesser extent merchandise.

In my opinion the only way to solve this is to flood the market

FREE PH STICKERS FOR EVERY MEMBER biggrin
PH seems to get a lot of this on eBay, there are lots of threads regarding many sellers using the logo or variations of it to sell stickers at a much lower price than those in the PH shop.

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DanS

1,085 posts

186 months

Friday 13th April 2012
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHRISTIAN-AUDIGIER-PISTO...

This is pretty cheeky too, especially from a major brand....

Yazza54

14,772 posts

83 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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DanS said:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHRISTIAN-AUDIGIER-PISTO...

This is pretty cheeky too, especially from a major brand....
How gash does that look

Stuart

11,585 posts

153 months

Monday 16th April 2012
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That watch isn't nicking our branding. It just happens to have a (completely different) skull and crossbones image on it. You're right though, it looks bloody awful.

Pints

17,423 posts

96 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Garlick

40,601 posts

142 months

Saturday 21st April 2012
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Thank you.

Apparently a DVD is being sold containing 'copyright free' images to sticker companies. On it is our smiley under the title of JDM smiley, that's why we see so many.

I'll get in touch with these chaps ASAP

paulrussell

1,380 posts

63 months

Wednesday 25th April 2012
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Slurms

1,204 posts

106 months

Wednesday 2nd May 2012
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Garlick

40,601 posts

142 months

Thursday 3rd May 2012
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More warning emails sent.

Trouble is, we hear the PH logo has been added to a CD of 'copyright free' images that form part of a CD available to buy. Most of these guys tell me this and are very apologetic once I get in touch but the annoying this is, with this CD out there it's a never-ending battle.

paulrussell

1,380 posts

63 months

Thursday 3rd May 2012
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Garlick said:
More warning emails sent.

Trouble is, we hear the PH logo has been added to a CD of 'copyright free' images that form part of a CD available to buy. Most of these guys tell me this and are very apologetic once I get in touch but the annoying this is, with this CD out there it's a never-ending battle.
Can't you find out who makes the CD's, and then tell them not to include the smiley?

Pints

17,423 posts

96 months

Garlick

40,601 posts

142 months

Tuesday 22nd May 2012
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All contacted, thank you.