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Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea.
03/17/17 03:45 AM


> Having enforced trademarks in documentation for a couple of decades now, I'll respond
> to this. When an organization owns a trademark, they have to defend it by making sure
> that *every. single. instance.* of that trademark that appears in material -- be it
> web pages or manuals or T-shirts -- produced by them or by closely allied
> organizations (as The Dumping Project is to MAME itself). If they don't do that, but
> then later decide to sue some ripoff artist out to make a quick buck by slapping the
> organization's trademarked name and logo on something unaffiliated and shoddy,
> arbitrators and judges can decide (and have certainly done so in the past) that the
> organization only treats the trademark as their property when it suits them to do so,
> and that therefore the trademark is void.
>
> I don't like the looks of the trademark symbols any more than you do -- they're often
> a blight on an otherwise clean design -- but I would also be happier to see such a
> mark on this kind of merchandise.

based on the zero attempts made to defend it so far, even with blatant violations I'd argue that it's probably already invalid, but that appears to not be a popular opinion and I've been called an asshole for stating it in the past.







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* MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check SmitdoggAdministrator 03/11/17 04:45 PM
. * Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. hotgraphics  03/14/17 04:44 AM
. * Alt. Mame World Logo T-Shirt idea hotgraphics  03/14/17 05:50 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. Haze  03/14/17 04:47 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. SmitdoggAdministrator  03/16/17 01:20 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. Haze  03/16/17 02:27 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. SmitdoggAdministrator  03/16/17 02:30 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. B2K24  03/16/17 03:56 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. SmitdoggAdministrator  03/16/17 04:03 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. MooglyGuy  03/16/17 02:18 PM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. SmitdoggAdministrator  03/16/17 02:23 PM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. hotgraphics  03/17/17 08:17 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. MooglyGuy  03/16/17 10:50 PM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. SmitdoggAdministrator  03/16/17 10:52 PM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. MrGoodwraith  03/17/17 12:47 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. Haze  03/17/17 03:45 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. MooglyGuy  03/17/17 03:54 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. Haze  03/17/17 03:55 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. SmitdoggAdministrator  03/17/17 01:40 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. MooglyGuy  03/17/17 03:52 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. SmitdoggAdministrator  03/17/17 03:57 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. aavada  03/18/17 01:43 AM
. * lmao. Thank you_nt Sune  03/22/17 05:25 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. pablopelos  03/16/17 06:05 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. grog  03/14/17 06:30 AM
. * Let's have a Contest for best design. hotgraphics  03/14/17 07:31 AM
. * Re: Let's have a Contest for best design. Tomu Breidah  03/14/17 07:56 AM
. * Re: Let's have a Contest for best design. hotgraphics  03/14/17 09:08 AM
. * Re: Here's a straight Mame Logo shirt idea. hotgraphics  03/14/17 04:57 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check TrevEB  03/13/17 07:41 PM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check SmitdoggAdministrator  03/13/17 07:50 PM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check TrevEB  03/14/17 09:31 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check hotgraphics  03/14/17 03:14 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check SmitdoggAdministrator  03/14/17 03:29 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check *=/STARRIDER\=*  03/13/17 01:50 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check XtraSmiley  03/13/17 11:28 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check ^^Ditto^^ <NT> Bad A Billy  03/14/17 06:14 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check Qun Mang  03/12/17 09:02 PM
. * Still got the original one, so ill Daveyuk  03/12/17 12:11 PM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check hotgraphics  03/12/17 03:03 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check SmitdoggAdministrator  03/12/17 03:05 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check Smoker1  03/11/17 09:43 PM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check Kitsune Sniper  03/15/17 10:38 PM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check hotgraphics  03/12/17 04:13 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check Smoker1  03/12/17 04:45 AM
. * Cool hotgraphics  03/12/17 05:02 AM
. * Re: MAMEWorld T-shirt interest check SmitdoggAdministrator  03/12/17 12:22 AM
. * if you want XXL reply or send pm (nt) SmitdoggAdministrator  03/11/17 06:26 PM
. * These colours are also a possibility, Orange & Green. hotgraphics  03/12/17 05:30 AM
. * Re: These colours are also a possibility, Other Possiblilities hotgraphics  03/12/17 07:50 AM

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