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This Page Added May 14, 2010

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Fair use under trademark law allows the seller of a product to state who manufactured the product as well as any other descriptions of the product. Imagine trying to sell a used Ford Motor Car and not be able to tell people it was a 1974 Mustang with Michelin tires and Monroe shocks. Likewise, taking more than one picture of the product to use to sell it is also considered fair use under trademark law.

Copyright law is very similar. Describing the product is allowed as is listing the ingredients even if the list of ingredients came right off the product. We offer you the following little tidbit from the US Copyright Office, directly quoted from Circular 1, Revised July 2006, which states:

What Is Not Protected by Copyright?

Several categories of material are generally not eligible for federal copyright protection. These include among others:
  • Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, or coloring; mere listings of ingredients or contents
[emphasis added].

Many companies claim otherwise, but their listing of ingredients, and their lists of technical specifications, are not protected by copyright law. And, copyright law specifically states that taking a picture of the copyright product in order to sell that product is legal and not subject to control by the rights owner.

When we start seeing a pattern of abuse by a segment of the business community, we add a group page to Tabberone's Trademark & Copyright Abusers' Hall Of Shame. We did that with the Cosmetics Industry, we added a page for the many Craft Sites and Pattern Companies.

And Erica, who considers it to be "copyrighted material"? The voices in your head? Univera holds NO certificates of copyright registration. If the labels are that great, why hasn't Univera obtained certificates of copyright registration on the labels? Or are you just talking out of your ass as we suspect?

We think the Heath Food Companies are hiding behind the very low standards that eBay has and uses very low standards to stop people from re-selling their products. The health nut companies want to have control over who sells their product. That's the real issue, control, not what is written on the label. As long as the product being resold is not being misrepresented, these nut jobs have no right to do what they are doing.

Every one of these companies cannot have the world's best product as they all claim.

Juice Plus

Someone low-intelligence persons of authority named Dennis Dodd, Jennifer Harris and Todd White, populate the Internal Affairs at NSA, the parent company of Juice Plus. It sounds like a police show but not as funny. These are playground bullies who have moved their lunch stealing activities to the internet and become cyber thugs who troll the internet for victims.

Univera Life Sciences

"Experience Renewal" is the battle cry of Univera Life Sciences. We think they should change it to something more in line with their half-baked Compliance Department's head-up-their-ass approach. How about, "Experience Our Stupidity"? Or, "Where Stupid Is Not Overrated"?

Isagenix International

What can you say about a company that not only lies about who can and cannot resell their products, but they outright lie about lawsuits they claim support their position. That is what Isagenix International does.




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