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#1 Section 18 Hooligan

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:16 PM

Recently it has come to our attention that certain individuals are attempting to appropriate the name and brand of the LA Riot Squad. We have retained counsel on the matter and we are actively working towards a resolve on the matter.

Please know that we will continue to offer the high quality products and designs that are expected and have become synonymous with the LA Riot Squad.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:23 PM

Recently it has come to our attention that certain individuals are taking legal steps in an attempt to appropriate the name and brand of the LA Riot Squad. We have retained counsel on the matter and we are actively working towards resolving the matter.

Please know that we will continue to offer the high quality products and designs that are expected and have become synonymous with the LA Riot Squad.



S18H,

Thank you!

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#3 BARON DE BELTER

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:29 PM

What individuals, is someone trying to steal the name?
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:54 PM

Time to call Joe Escalante.

but seriously, folks - I'm sure we have a qualified attorney in our midst. But if not, I may know some people who could help (possibly)

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:58 PM

...is someone trying to steal the name?


They're trying to hijack the whole mess - lock, stock, and gas mask.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:58 PM

What individuals, is someone trying to steal the name?

Yes, exactly.

Not a lawyer, but it's a pretty straightfoward case of intellectual property theft. I'm just glad it was caught in time to do something about it.

#7 Gen'Buck'Turgidson

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:59 PM

I think I have a reputation for being a gadfly, and it is, if only partially, true. If I offend, I apologize. What I say here, I mean sincerely and without sarcasm or irony.

It is a very good idea to organize an ownership of the things that identify what the LA Riot Squad are and keep track of the rights to use said items. It's only common sense.

Further, I think it is important to explain who 'we' is. Does 'we' include me? Does 'we' not include some other people who show in support of the Galaxy for games? It may seem obvious, but it's not.

Also, I love the designs you have made for the Riot Squad, Gunner {Edit:}and S18Hooligan. I own a couple of both varieties, people always ask about them, and my family keeps bugging me to get them shirts. I also had a scarf until I gave it to the kid who tried out for the Galaxy last summer with Kevin Payne. As the post that starts this thread implies, your design work is clearly the spear tip for the visual identity of what is identified as LARS.

But I think there is room for not only more stuff, shirts hats scarves warmups etc. but also for more 'ideas', designs and images. Why not let people do what they want and let the law of supply and demand naturally select for success? If they rule, they succeed and become legendary. If they suck, they will vanish.

Keeping track of LARS as an intellectual property is key, yet doesn't that necessitate some sort of...I can't even say the word, but you know what I mean.

Again, the questions and statements are asked without intending to offend, but with the intent to discuss.
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:03 PM

Interesting that the people invloved have been around a year at most and did it on the down low. Interesting indeed.

#9 CALEXICO

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:06 PM

Aww, c'mon - can someone at least let the cat out of the bag and tell us who did what where and with with what weapon? That way we start real hum-dinger of a thread castigating them?

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:09 PM

Further, I think it is important to explain who 'we' is. Does 'we' include me? Does 'we' not include some other people who show in support of the Galaxy for games?

If you have to ask, it isn't you.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:09 PM

Question: Is this website the work of LARS or the work of the unmentionable?

#12 Gen'Buck'Turgidson

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:10 PM

If you have to ask, it isn't you.


No shit...but who is it?
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:16 PM

Question: Is this website the work of LARS or the work of the unmentionable?


Hint: Have you ever heard of the 'Riot Squad Clothing Co.'?

Buck, the problem with letting anyone make any shirts, scarves, etc. that they want is 'brand dilution'. Since the beginning LARS has cultivated a certain look. That look has been more or less Gunner's domain and rightly so.

Why would the creators and others who've sunk so much effort into the Squad want to see embarassingly half-assed products with LARS stamped on them?

There is certainly room (and demand) for more LARS gear, but as I've said before, it should be at least approved by - if not designed by Gunner.

More 'official' LARS gear is in the works and will soon be available on the 'official' site.

But this is for another thread. This thread is dedicated to 'people attempting to take something that isn't theirs'. What's the word I'm thinking of?
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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:22 PM

Gen.Buck, you have a valid question that should be discussed at the appropriate time and in an appropriate forum.

This thread is about a very specific situation that is a bit more advanced and deliberate than "the common creativity of LARS".

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 07:23 PM

HEY! Those aren't Leora's boobs! Who the fuck are those guys?




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