- May 2, 2012 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #91544
So…a friend who happens to be a Nationwide employee, who passed on a photo of a coaster that Nationwide put out to promote their mutual funds. They have taken an image of our candle with our logo/label on it, removed the text, and dropped in new text. I try to not to be too sensitive about this stuff, but this is so clearly a rip-off of our logo and trademark and a shot at our scented candles that its hard not to be pissed. Its not too much to expect that one Columbus-based big company wouldn’t steal a likeness and take a cheap shot at a small Columbus-based company.
Pretty lame….May 2, 2012 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #494688
Wow. That’s wrong.May 2, 2012 8:23 pm at 8:23 pm #494689
I work at Nationwide and those coasters are all over the place…cafeteria, conference rooms etc…May 2, 2012 8:25 pm at 8:25 pm #494690
That’s fantastic. Two different people emailed us about it. Its hard to image someone thought that was going to go unnoticed…or unaddressed.May 2, 2012 8:32 pm at 8:32 pm #494691
How many shitty paper coasters could I buy with $5? I mean, pick on a small hometown business? Really?May 2, 2012 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #494692
I have seen them. It actually reminded me to drop by the SN Candle Lab yesterday and pick up some stuff for Mother’s Day.May 2, 2012 8:38 pm at 8:38 pm #494693
man, how much $ would it take to get a lawyer to fire off a cease and desist letter? trademarks is trademarks…May 2, 2012 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #494694
That’s fantastic. Two different people emailed us about it. Its hard to image someone thought that was going to go unnoticed…or unaddressed.
Keep all the customer emails you get. They make for great evidence in a trademark claim.May 2, 2012 8:40 pm at 8:40 pm #494695
@mrpoppinzs – perhaps this was all part of our sneaky guerrilla marketing campaign. I guess it worked!May 2, 2012 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #494696
That’s just mean-spirited.May 2, 2012 8:41 pm at 8:41 pm #494697
mrpoppinzsMemberMay 2, 2012 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #494698
who does the ad work for nationwide?May 2, 2012 8:48 pm at 8:48 pm #494699
Candle Lab shopping mob starting…now.May 2, 2012 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #494700
Candle Lab shopping mob starting…now.
Seriously. Time for us to show you some love.
BTW, thanks for the community support Candlelab. It has not gone unnoticed. (Search CU for Candle lab, there are several examples of generous fundraising initiatives)May 2, 2012 8:52 pm at 8:52 pm #494701
Please, please tell me your images are copyrighted.
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