Goodbyee, goodbyee, wipe a tear from your eye, dont you cryee
It is with great pleasure I have the most important announcement to make to this freecycling globe.
Following this post on fcnext, a certain company, hmm let’s see what was there name again… Oh yes that’s right. Yahoo. Oh, and what is that that is worth knowing… Oh, yes, that’s right.
What does this mean for The Freecycle Network (TFN)?
So mister DB, is’t it time to tell your trademark team they are REDUNDANT. They now have no nasty jobs of sending out C&D emails to hard working group owners whose only goal in life was removing items from landfill the good ol’ freecyclin’ way.
Oops, they do have one last job. To write an official TFN news article apologising wholeheartedy for any hurt so caused. And don’t get me wrong, you caused some very serious hurt. Actually Mr Deron Beal, surely that should come from you.
The trademark team can rewrite the TFN manual and remove all trademark claims forthwith.
What does this mean for TFN group owners?
So TFN groups across the word isn’t it time to take that spurious and embarrassing (TM) epithet out of your group home pages. It never was appropriate for all ages and showed you up to be an embarrassment to society. Join the real world – now. Don’t wait for the laggardly TFN powers that be to shamefacedly do the “right thing”. Take action now.
What does this mean for non-TFN group owners?
This means anyone receiving a Cease and Desist letter should bin it instantly. Isn’t it time to change your group’s name to freecycle?
What does this mean for people writing blog entries?
Drop the (TM) before you get sued. Drop the capitalisation before you get sued. Sorry, only joking, no one would be so small and petty minded. Those days are gone. Hallel… Oops I’m not religious.