Google
 

Re: Unethical advertising practice

From: Christopher Ulrich <culrich_at_cydian.com>
Date: Wed 06 Nov 2002 11:17:18 -0600

If you hold a trademark, it may be illegal. It may also be illegal
if they are deceiving consumers who are searching for you and being led to
them.

First Amendment? No offense, but people throw that around all the time.
First Amendment does NOT say you can say whatever you want to say.
There are plenty of laws that "infringe" on unfettered speech - copyright,
trademark,
patent, intellectual property laws, privacy laws, slander, libel, etc...

If you don't have a Trademark, apply for one. And have your lawyer send a nice
cease and desist letter to the competitors.

I would not suggest retaliating by buying their KW if you are going to ask
them
to stop. You must come in with "clean hands" for the law to protect
you. They won't
tell them to stop if you're doing the same thing to them....

My $0.02

- Chris





Received on Wed Nov 06 2002 - 11:17:18 CST


HOW TO JOIN THE ONLINE ADVERTISING DISCUSSION LIST

With an archive of more than 14,000 postings, since 1996 the Online Advertising Discussion List has been the Internet's leading forum focused on professional discussion of online advertising and online media buying and selling strategies, results, studies, tools, and media coverage. If you wish to join the discussion list, please use this link to sign up on the home page of the Online Advertising Discussion List.

 


Online Advertising Industry Leaders:

Local SEO with Video
Houston SEO
Houston Web Design

Add your company...

Local SEO with Video
 



 


 
Online Advertising Discussion List Archives: 2003 - Present
Online Advertising Discussion List Archives: 2001 - 2002
Online Advertising Discussion List Archives: 1999 - 2000
Online Advertising Discussion List Archives: 1996 - 1998

Online Advertising Home | Guidelines | Conferences | Testimonials | Contact Us | Sponsorship | Resources
Site Access and Use Policy | Privacy Policy

 
2323 Clear Lake City Blvd., Suite 180-139, Houston, TX 77062-8120
Phone: 281-480-6300
 
Copyright 1996-2007 The Online Advertising Discussion List, a division of ADASTRO Incorporated.
All Rights Reserved.