zenidiotcreations
Find as many fight like a girl quotes as you can prior to the date of the trademark. If my understanding is correct, trademarks can be lost when they are proven to be too commonplace in society. You may have to risk going to court if you keep using it, but you might have a case if you have enough evidence

Yeah, I’m hoping my post gets enough attention, I’ve already seen close to 100 different designs with the phrase on tumblr alone. I was informed you can file to cancel the trademark, but it is definitely pricey. I may end up trying to get funds via some sort of platform because a lot of good feminist artists are going to lose rights to a popular phrase, and it’s not right. I do hope that if there’s enough social media backlash, they’ll cancel it themselves. Ugh.



vpuvd:

… and some group is going around sending DMCA notices to those who use the phrase on their artwork.

Is this a troll? I truly don’t understand. These jerks have absolutely no relation to my artwork other than a VERY POPULAR phrase.

I am truly upset.

Here is my artwork:

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… after contacting…

PLEASE signal boost this. I may start a fund to gather the money to file to get the trademark canceled, but I’m hoping a social media backlash will get them to do it on their own.



almondjelli
I was just informed that they're not allowed to remove your art unless they've trademarked every single variation of 'fight like a girl' which is very costly and takes a long time. and also You can use the phrase as long as it's not about cancer. So you just got your art removed for no reason.

snakekoss:

vpuvd:

This is what I’m worried about right now, I’m not good with legal stuff, but …
Perhaps this means I need to make things lowercase? 

they have the exact phrase “fight like a girl” trademarked. if you use it with attire, you get removed. simple as that unless you plan on filing for cancellation.

and no all trademarks are done in upper case, the case doesn’t matter

Ah, alright. I figured it wasn’t that easy. I guess it has to be the route of social media backlash…



almondjelli
I was just informed that they're not allowed to remove your art unless they've trademarked every single variation of 'fight like a girl' which is very costly and takes a long time. and also You can use the phrase as long as it's not about cancer. So you just got your art removed for no reason.

This is what I’m worried about right now, I’m not good with legal stuff, but …
Perhaps this means I need to make things lowercase? 



snakekoss:

vpuvd:

snakekoss:

vpuvd:

… and some group is going around sending DMCA notices to those who use the phrase on their artwork.

Is this a troll? I truly don’t understand. These jerks have absolutely no relation to my artwork other than a VERY POPULAR phrase.

I am truly upset.

Here is my artwork:

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… after contacting…

They do have the phrase “fight like a girl” trademarked as of Sep 10, 2014 for shirts and other attire.

If you make any attire with that phrase, you are infringing their trademark. It sucks but that’s US law.

You could sue to have the trademark cancelled under the grounds that it is generic, but that is expensive.

You’re better off just changing your art.

This is absolutely appalling. There’s going to be a lot of upset artists…
I don’t even know what to say. What a bunch of jerks. <_>

Remember that you have the power of social media on your side. If you and others make a big enough fuss at how they’re treating people using a generic phrase, and cause enough backlash, maybe you can use social pressure to get them to cancel the trademark themselves.

I think a lot of artists who have made art featuring the phrase have a lot more impact than I do, I will definitely try contacting a few. Thanks, Slash. ;-;



snakekoss:

vpuvd:

… and some group is going around sending DMCA notices to those who use the phrase on their artwork.

Is this a troll? I truly don’t understand. These jerks have absolutely no relation to my artwork other than a VERY POPULAR phrase.

I am truly upset.

Here is my artwork:

image


… after contacting…

They do have the phrase “fight like a girl” trademarked as of Sep 10, 2014 for shirts and other attire.

If you make any attire with that phrase, you are infringing their trademark. It sucks but that’s US law.

You could sue to have the trademark cancelled under the grounds that it is generic, but that is expensive.

You’re better off just changing your art.

This is absolutely appalling. There’s going to be a lot of upset artists…
I don’t even know what to say. What a bunch of jerks. <_>



Anonymous
That's horrible and really unfair! I understand that cancer is an important cause, but I don't see how they can own a very popular phrase like that. Is there nothing you can do?

I sent a message to the lawyer guy! After I calmed down a bit, I read through their site’s trademark stuff… and it seems they only have “Fight Like A Girl Club” and “Fight Like A Girl Foundation” trademarked. NOT the “Fight Like A Girl” phrase, itself. From what I’ve gathered, their lawyers had absolutely no right getting my art taken down… we will see, though. ;-;



Apparently, “Fight Like A Girl” is trademarked.

… and some group is going around sending DMCA notices to those who use the phrase on their artwork.

Is this a troll? I truly don’t understand. These jerks have absolutely no relation to my artwork other than a VERY POPULAR phrase.

I am truly upset.

Here is my artwork:

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… after contacting Redbubble as to why my artwork was removed… I received this response:

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I searched up TSDC, LLC and found this company’s Facebook page:

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My artwork says “Fight Like A Girl”. Not “Fight Like A Girl Club” or “Fight Like A Girl Foundation”.

How is it that they can have power over such a universal phrase?
I’m feeling absolutely gutted that such a powerful message is being trademarked… I get it’s for cancer. I truly do. However, to take away such a universal and empowering message to dedicate to one single cause is just … unfair, to say the least.

I don’t know what to do ;_;

UPDATE: they HAVE actually trademarked the phrase “Fight Like A Girl”. End this. Now.