A recent public facebook post from Jason Faulkner has seemed to insinuate that I am infringing on his Registered Trademark on the slang word MaqTown that many know and use as a nickname for our small town Maquoketa, Iowa.
Facebook Public Post: By Jason Faulkner. (CLICK FOR POST)
MaqTown is a registered and marketed trademark that is owned by Myself and no one else. You cannot use it..It better disappear, this is my property and no one has asked to use or purchased it from me....Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.
I am guessing this Public Facebook post from Jason Faulkner is directed towards me.... So i will respond....
To Jason Faulkner:
MaqTown is a nickname thats been used as slang for our town Maquoketa for a while, Not even sure how long. How could you claim ownership & Trademark to something you never even invented anyway? Just wonderin.
United States Patent and Trademark Office, and no MaqTown is registered.
Can you please show Proof of your claims to own the trademark?
UPDATE:I know Dirty Laundry shouldnt be posted on facebook, just, sometimes, people get dragged into it, and feel they deserve some clarification or proof on the dirty laundry some people air out in public.
I am all about discussing issues, try to resolve them when all possible.
Jason Faulkner aired this out in public, so I have no choice to CALL HIM OUT on this. I expect he can provide proof of his claims.
I hope this is the LAST of all this B.S.
This is a message I sent Directly to Jason...
This is a a rough idea on what i went through with his wife complaining....
For the record Jason. Sure wish you would have just came to ME before airing out all this drama publicly on facebook.
Shows you must not even care about what friendship I thought we had.
Unfortunate Jason.. Now people are commenting on what a jackass you seem to be for claiming all you did.
You do not own the nickname MaqTown, so dont threaten for any removal of its useage until you supply me with legal cease and desist documents.
I will not be told what to do. You surprise me with your ignorance. Sad Jason. Sad.
His wife just had it out with me, here on facebook.. messaged me a whole bunch of NONSENSE . Ever since he started all this CRAP , he cant even be a MAN enough to confront and discuss it with me..
His wife just jumped all over me , placing blame and saying I assumed he was speaking about me. MY GOD, i fit the exact criteria in his idiotic demands with instructions to refrain from use of his Falsified MaqTown Trademark ownership.
How Insane, it WAS meant 100% for me. these are 2 people i considered and thought they were friends and now they jump all over me with this B.S.
2:48 amThere was a time that this myth was true. However, in the United States, since 1978 there has been no formal requirement to mark your work with the copyright symbol, in fact, there are no formalities at all. Copyright is created in a work once it is fixed into a tangible medium of expression. This means your novel is protected the second you hit the “save” button 17 U.S.C. §§ 102(a), 106. The use of a commercial brand to identify a product is protected by trademark law, which prohibits the unauthorized use of “any word, name, symbol, or device” used by a person “to identify and distinguish his or her goods, including a unique product, from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of the goods
2:47 amThere was a time that this myth was true. However, in the United States, since 1978 there has been no formal requirement to mark your work with the copyright symbol, in fact, there are no formalities at all. Copyright is created in a work once it is fixed into a tangible medium of expression. This means your novel is protected the second you hit the “save” button.....17 U.S.C. §§ 102(a), 106. The use of a commercial brand to identify a product is protected by trademark law, which prohibits the unauthorized use of “any word, name, symbol, or device” used by a person “to identify and distinguish his or her goods, including a unique product, from those manufactured or sold by others and to indicate the source of the goods
You fool. Your use of the nickname is/was Maq-Town Diner with a dash. My use of the nickname MaqTown is no dash. DO you see the difference.
Turns out yet another reason you are wrong on ANY Infringing what so ever. You have no clue, and look like a complete ass and fool.
From a Source who understands this better than I:
He’s clearly confusing “trademark” with “intellectual property rights”, the two of which have nothing whatsoever in common. Intellectual property rights are automatic on any creative work. They can, but are not required to be “registered” to be valid. A business name is not a “creative work” and there is certainly not considered “intellectual property”, which would put a business name on the same level as a novel. That’s just stupid. A “trademark” must be registered for any claim to be valid.
MY LAST WORDS:
I wont stand back and be bullied into stuff like this. I Stand up for myself...
I will call someone out on the B.S. too. specially when one LIES as he did about owning MaqTown name through a Trademark.
Im a man standing up for himself from falsified allegations and threats to stop what I am doing. Plain and simple. I wont be so easily manipulated and controlled or bullied