Let’s see now, I will try and be as clear as I can given the circumstances. Please ask for more info if needed.
I realise that law etc differs all over the world, but I am not thinking of this in purely legal terms, rather in terms of good-will or fair behaviour.
- I have a fan site for a certain company.
- The sites URL includes the company name, think " mcdonaldsbebop.com " if it helps (crap example but it’s late and I’m tired)
- The company appears to at least tacitly accept/endorse these fan sites as there are a number of other communities with URLs that encorporate the compant name, and the communities have occasionally emailed with the company in regard to various questions, so the company knows the sites exist.
- The company has now released something that has imho a clear inspiration from our fansite. For the sake of the argument you can imagine that they have made a new meal called the McDonalds Bebop Meal.
What’s my cut. hehe
Really though, do I have any recourse? I do not, as I mentioned, want to attempt to take legal action or anything similar, but I would like to mail them about the issue. IMHO there should at least be a couple of “vouchers for BeBop Meals” in it for me, as a goodwill gesture.
Am I completely out of line? Have I been too obtuse in my post to make any sense whatsoever? As I see it, sending a mail to the people in charge of commissioning the “meal” can’t really hurt, and it might help. What is the general opinion?