A long (and quite frankly, boring) email was received by somebody connected to my site..some copy pasting below
Recently it has come to my attention that the website www.vernsvapes.com
hosted on 126.96.36.199 contains unauthorized use of the Vapourart
Trademarks on products that are not authorized Vapourart Properties. I have
a good faith belief that the use of Vapourart Trademarks on
www.vernsvapes.com is not authorized by Vapourart, by any agent of
Vapourart, or by law. Such use constitutes infringement on the Vapourart
Trademarks, as well as copyright infringement and unfair competition towards
Vapourart. Vapourart considers such conduct to be a serious violation of its
rights and to be damaging to its business and reputation.
The aforementioned infringements take place on the website that is conducted
under the below URL:
Vapourart established that this website is hosted on your server with
188.8.131.52. Therefore, Vapourart demands that you -as hosting party of the
infringing website- permanently remove www.vernsvapes.com from your servers
or otherwise make the site permanently unavailable within 5 days.
So, not specifying what the offending text/article is, just demanding the whole site be expectus disapperoni.
This notice was sent to my web host, only, it is not my web host. It is the datacentre where *I* host my own server. MINE. Ergo, they told Vapourart to go jump and get a court order. Shout out to MELONITE for knowing their stuff
Before someone accuses my of bias and clone loving, as of now, a search on my site for “heron” produces two hits, one where I told people there is a clone, and one where I told people about a review of the original.
Its weird to me to actually read this letter and wondering why they would want the whole site to disappear off the internet. Anyway, I’m not their friend anymore, so at least we know who the tossers are amongst us.
small edit added 3 hours later: This is for Vapourart directly, an open invitation for dialog. If there is something here you dont like, which you reasonably believe is doing harm to you then send me an email to discuss. My addess is vern (AT) vernsvapes.com. I’m an ok guy, and I can listen and understand perfectly fine.