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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:02 pm    Post subject: Cease and Desist... Reply with quote

Well, it was inevitable, but after years of selling shirts through the site, I finally attracted the notice of 20th Century Fox's ever-vigilant legal team, who sent me a curt cease and desist letter for my BTLC merchandise section. I am investigating what legal venues I have at my disposal, but if it doesn't go well, I highly suggest scooping up any shirts etc while they are still available.

-Josh
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that sucks Josh. Sorry to hear that.

I can't believe they can stop you from selling most of that stuff. Its not like it is licensed merchandise from the movie. You just recreated stuff from the movie. It should be fine.

Hopefully a lawyer can find you a loophole to keep you selling. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the Jack Burton vest against the law? They don't own that image do they?
I think they shouldn't, one reason in particular is that the design on your vest isn't exactly the same as the one in the movie. Sounds like I may have to buy a six-demon bag fast!
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led burton
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best of luck to you! I just got here and think you have outdid yourself. Even if they don't own it I am sure they will make something up. Can't let the fans of something that didn't make them much money spend money on it now! <optimism Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An update... I found a licensed reseller of official BTLC merchandise, so hopefully I should be able to offer shirts again soon. Five new designs this time, INCLUDING the official tank top we've all been seeking for so long. More soon...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that "BTiLC merchandise" include the long sought-after Wing Kong sunglasses? Cool Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wingkong wrote:
An update... I found a licensed reseller of official BTLC merchandise, so hopefully I should be able to offer shirts again soon. Five new designs this time, INCLUDING the official tank top we've all been seeking for so long. More soon...



Kickass, congrats Josh. Let's hope it works out.
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wingkong
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazooka Goof wrote:
Does that "BTiLC merchandise" include the long sought-after Wing Kong sunglasses? Cool Wink


Heh, I wish, Goof. Still no luck in procuring those. These will be shirts... and possibly tanks...

-Josh
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazooka Goof wrote:
Does that "BTiLC merchandise" include the long sought-after Wing Kong sunglasses? Cool Wink

Heh, I don't think those count as official BTILC merchandise... I wonder how popular those actually were in the 80s though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wingkong wrote:
An update... I found a licensed reseller of official BTLC merchandise, so hopefully I should be able to offer shirts again soon. Five new designs this time, INCLUDING the official tank top we've all been seeking for so long. More soon...


That's great news!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am just sick about this.

All those perfect designs of yours, and now I cannot get them.

What would be required for YOU to become a licensed reseller? Your designs are far superior to the other crap out there.
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wingkong
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baelzar wrote:
I am just sick about this.

All those perfect designs of yours, and now I cannot get them.

What would be required for YOU to become a licensed reseller? Your designs are far superior to the other crap out there.


Thanks, but Fox owns the property, so anything that is based on that property, they technically have rights to... I could try to fight them in court, but it's not worth it to me.

The old shirts have not disappeared, btw... I just can't sell them *on my site*. I suggest looking for them on the internet, perhaps certain auction sites... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was a falcon, and I wanted to attend a college. Would I go to UCLA?
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wingkong
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ninjahero wrote:
If I was a falcon, and I wanted to attend a college. Would I go to UCLA?


Heh... goes back to the old days when I used to go by "falcon" as a username... I attended UCLA, so I mixed the two.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured there was a story behind it. I was just trying, in a round about way, to help others locate you on certain other sites. Very Happy
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