Tabberone is pronounced tab ber won
not tay ber own

Tabbers Temptations Home | Site Index | Disclaimer | Email Me!

Tabberone Logo
The latest Hartsel weather.

  "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
Edmund Burke

Settlement! We have signed a Tabberone Settlement Agreement with MLBP whereby they agree to leave us alone and we agree to drop the lawsuit. Details below.

The MicroEnterprise Journal has printed an article titled "Fighting Back (and Winning) in Trademark-land" about Tabberone's fight with Major League Baseball Properties. CLICK HERE to read the article.

Sometimes, a story is just too good to keep to yourself. Our conflict with MLBP attracted the attention of Denver's Fox 31 News in May and we figured, why not let everyone know? So, we've prepared the first in a line of press releases designed to get some attention. The first release has been posted on, a web site that specializes in press releases. Under "Select An Industry Release", we filed it under Sports. To see the press release without going to, Click here. Our thanks to Derek at who alerted us to this web site.


Not wanting to wait and spar to no end with the lawyers for Major League Baseball Properties, Tabberone decided to take the action to Federal Court for Declaratory Judgment.

Ebay is acting like an ass!

The symbol for eBay should be an ostrich with its head stuck in the dirt. Ebay tries to walk a very thin tightrope while maximizing profits where ever it can. This case with MLBP is a fine example of it.
Bear in mind that eBay is a virtual monopoly. While there are other auctions on-line, eBay dominates the market. We're not accusing eBay of doing anything wrong in achieving this monopoly. eBay was there first and did it the best. We've tried using other auctions but the other auctions don't get the same traffic. Being the biggest doesn't mean they are faultless. eBay has taken the approach that rule changes and rule enforcement is primarily focused towards first protecting the interests of eBay.

On April 3, 2003, we emailed eBay to make sure there would be no problems with the counter notice we had filed challenging the terminated auctions.

The same day, we received a short email from eBay stating they wanted to talk to us about the situation. "Situation"? Turns out eBay was full into its weasel wording mode when we talked. Because the "notice of infringement" from MLBP did not say the infringements were copyright related, but were trademark infringements, it was now the position of eBay that there was no provision for a counter notice, and therefore, they would not forward the counter notice to MLBP.

On April 4, 2003, we received a short email from eBay basically telling us to go through their counsel.

On April 11, 2003, we sent them a letter outlining our position and where their position failed to comply with federal intent.

On May 1, 2003, we received a short email from eBay basically telling us to go to hell. They were sticking to their (flawed) interpretation of the Lanham Act.





In an effort to provide a balanced view, we make the following offer to anyone who feels they have been wrongly accused on this web site.

If you, or your company, have been referenced on these pages, and you would like the chance to post a rebuttal, we will post your rebuttal (provided it is in good taste) so others can read it. The rebuttal must be submitted in a format that can easily be converted into HTML. We reserve the right to alter the rebuttal to make it more readable. However, we will not alter the content (unless there is offensive material to be removed). We also reserve the right to comment on any rebuttal received. Emails protesting the content of this web site may be treated as rebuttals by us at our discretion.

Articles | Cease and Desist Letters | Federal Court Cases | FAQs & Whines | Glossary | Hall Of Shame | Contributions

Corporate Lawyers
Cartoons | Code Of Ethics | Courtroom Remarks | Definition Of A Lie | Jokes | Lawyers | Lying | Who Have Lied

eBay - Land The Game


Trademark Definitions
Blurring   |   Confusion   |   Damages   |   Dilution   |   History   |   Initial Interest Confusion   |   Likelihood Of Confusion   |   Material Difference Standard
Parallel Imports   |   Post-sale Confusion   |   Puffery   |   Secondary Meaning   |   Subsequent Confusion   |   Trademark Abuse
Unauthorized Use   |   Unfair Competition   |   What is a Trademark?
Copyright Definitions
Angel Policies   |   Contributory Infringement   |   Copyrightability   |   Copyright Extortion   |   Copyright Misuse Doctrine
Derivative   |   The Digital Millennium Copyright Act   |   EULA   |   Fair Use   |   First Sale Doctrine   |   Product Description
Registration   |   Registration Denied   |   What is a Copyright?   |   What is not Copyrightable?
Other Issues
Embroidery Designs   |   FAQs & Whines   |   Image and Text Theft   |   Licensed Fabric   |   Licensing & Licenses   |   Patterns
Patterns Index   |   Profit   |   Quilting   |   Selvage   |   Stanford School of Law Case Outline
Tabberone Disclaimer   |   Trademark Extortion   |   Urban Myths   |   What To Do If You Are Veroed

Federal Court Cases
Alphabetically | by Federal Circuit | by Subject | by Court Quotations

Federal Statutes
Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 5 | Digital Millenium Copyright Act 17 U.S.C. 12 | Lanham Act 15 U.S.C. 22

VeRO (Verified Right's Owner Program)
VeRO Commandments | VeRO-Verified Rights Owners Program | Counter Notice Letter
Counter Notice (pre-2003) | Counter Notice present | On-Line Survey from 2004 | Articles about VeRO | What To Do If You Are Veroed

Original material by Karen Dudnikov & Michael Meadors is © 1999-2019






hit counter joomla