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TTF T-Shirts, Et Cetera

dapence

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Well, CafePress told me ... not get this ... I'm violating MY trademark by putting MY artwork on THEIR site. That's just crazy.

When I complained, they then told me that the name Tolkien was trademarked ... which it's not ... you can't trademark or copyright a personal name. They also don't seem to understand just what my relationship with the Tolkien family is to begin with, even when it was proved to them.

At any rate, I'll need to find a better place to offer these T-shirts.
 

Halasían

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Well, CafePress told me ... not get this ... I'm violating MY trademark by putting MY artwork on THEIR site. That's just crazy.

When I complained, they then told me that the name Tolkien was trademarked ... which it's not ... you can't trademark or copyright a personal name. They also don't seem to understand just what my relationship with the Tolkien family is to begin with, even when it was proved to them.

At any rate, I'll need to find a better place to offer these T-shirts.
I was curious if this ever happened?
 

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