Author Topic: Happy Meeple name stolen  (Read 147 times)

Jimmy V.

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Happy Meeple name stolen
« on: 19/10/21, 11:57am »
Hello all,

We would like to inform you of the following sad news.

A board game publishing company in Belgium has been launched. Its name is "Happy Meeple games".

We would first like to state that this company has nothing to do with us.

This makes us very angry. We can't understand how someone can think that it is fine to use a variation of our name for a board game publishing company.

We reached out to them and are now in touch with their lawyer. For the moment, they deny any wrongdoing. Their main line of defence is that offline game publishing and online game publishing are not the same domain.

We argue that we have the same partners (publishers) and the same customers. It is therefore the same domain.

As I said, we are very angry.  >:(

Any advice welcome.
« Last Edit: 19/10/21, 07:28pm by Jimmy V. »

Marlene H.

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Re: Happy Meeple name stolen
« Reply #1 on: 19/10/21, 02:04pm »
Very sorry to hear this.
I wish you guys good luck.

Kristin W.

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Re: Happy Meeple name stolen
« Reply #2 on: 20/10/21, 01:37pm »
I'm sorry to hear this. It's helpful to know that it's not the same.

I don't know anything about how these things, but I wonder if it would be worth reaching out to Amazon and other major online retailers to let them know that you're disputing the use of the name so that maybe they will hesitate to carry the products while legal things are being sorted out.