Fighting for freerecyling

Dear TFN Trademarking department

I am not sure you are doing your job properly. There are 1000’s of places showing groups, individuals and organisation are flagrantly abusing your trademark claim. If you want to outsource this work I can send out Cease and Desist letters for you. If you do this I can assure you that everyone who abuses your trademark will be challenged properly. If necessary I will allocate a team of people to send these out. This service will cost you nothing. You will receive a full list of places where Cease and Desist letters and emails are sent. Of course if either party are not happy with the service they can terminate it at any stage.

Benefits to TFN include:

  • full challenging of any abuse of trademark
  • no cost
  • no volunteer effort required
  • full monitoring of service
  • independently audited
  • immediate termination by either party

Can I say fairer than that! If you wish to take up this offer please do within the coming week from posting at which point I will close the offer.  This is intended to demonstrate that this blog is acting as independently as humanly possible.

September 11, 2007 Posted by | cease and desist, freecycle, trademark | Leave a comment

Glossary launched

I have added a page to this blog.  Look in the top right corner and you will see a glossary page.  If you come across a term used in a free recycling context that you do not understand either post be off-blog or as a comment and I will add it and a definition to the list.

September 11, 2007 Posted by | freecycle | Leave a comment

Tip No 6: Decluttering unwanted books back to the bookshop

Perhaps because of its academic associations Oxford (UK) often seems a city full of bookshops. We are very lucky to have almost all major bookstores on our doorstep. Even our own global charity, Oxfam has two of its town centre stores dealing exclusively with books. Anyway the Blackwells store, which has several outlets each specialising in different areas, has in one of its outlets hidden on the top floor a buy back section dealing in second hand books. You can take in unwanted near perfect books and, subject to them actually wanting that kind of book, they will give you either cash or Blackwells gift vouchers for your books. It is not necessary that you either obtained the book from Blackwells in the first place, nor that you have a receipt even if you did. They welcome all good quality books. However they often refuse books if they already have a surfeit of that type or that exact book, or if they think the chance for resale is poor. For books they accept, I am not sure but I think the vouchers raise the rebate level up to 40%. Needless to say their is always a healthy interest of people taking books back.

Do any of your book stores do this? If not then perhaps you might suggest it since it builds good customer loyalty etc.

September 11, 2007 Posted by | freecycle | Leave a comment