[theme-reviewers] Lite Themes

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Oct 2 17:56:11 UTC 2014

Sorry, those links don't work. Friggin' USPTO.



On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:54 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:21 PM, Bryan Hadaway <bhadaway at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For example, this theme http://designmodo.com/startup-wordpress/ is
>> ripping off my officially trademarked theme name
>> https://startupwp.com/startup-wordpress-theme/ and they refuse to stop.
> You do indeed have a trademark on "Startup":
> http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4803:ptqj72.2.50
> Funnily enough, so does Apple:
> http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4803:ptqj72.2.121
> Not judging, just saying that realistically, we're not trademark
> enforcement. We shouldn't have to be.
> But, we certainly should be able to recognize when somebody is, perhaps
> unintentionally, creating confusion or problems in our directory. Reviewers
> can use their best judgement here, and if it's questioned, then the admins
> can use theirs too, without having to be limited to some rigidly defined
> rule.
> -Otto
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