Manchester United sues Football Manager makers over use of name

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This is pathetic.
 

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Reading this thread has made me realise that there’s a whole bunch of people who care more about Football Manager than they do United.
I deffo care more about FM than Uniteds perceived sense of self importance
 

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Bit pathetic
Like the game in many ways.

United are always very protective of the brand and rightly so, it’s a hallmark, you can’t let the image of your club or company for that matter be plastered on whatever tat people come up with.

I can’t believe it’s been on there for so long.
 

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Redcafe has also received a pathetically stern letter from Ma*******r Utd

From this point we are no longer allowed to refer to the club name, current players or staff names without getting approval from those people at that club.

further we have been informed that we must take down old posts unless it refers to old players or we will be summoned to court.


this is no longer my club. I’m done!:mad::mad::mad::nono::mad:
Is Man Red trade marked by Pro Evo? :lol:
 

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United are always very protective of the brand and rightly so
Well if that were true, you'd think there'd be more of an effort to not come off like petulant twats.
 

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Redcafe has also received a pathetically stern letter from Ma*******r Utd

From this point we are no longer allowed to refer to the club name, current players or staff names without getting approval from those people at that club.

further we have been informed that we must take down old posts unless it refers to old players or we will be summoned to court.


this is no longer my club. I’m done!:mad::mad::mad::nono::mad:
For real?
 

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Redcafe has also received a pathetically stern letter from Ma*******r Utd

From this point we are no longer allowed to refer to the club name, current players or staff names without getting approval from those people at that club.

further we have been informed that we must take down old posts unless it refers to old players or we will be summoned to court.


this is no longer my club. I’m done!:mad::mad::mad::nono::mad:
This real?
 

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Redcafe has also received a pathetically stern letter from Ma*******r Utd

From this point we are no longer allowed to refer to the club name, current players or staff names without getting approval from those people at that club.

further we have been informed that we must take down old posts unless it refers to old players or we will be summoned to court.


this is no longer my club. I’m done!:mad::mad::mad::nono::mad:
Good decision IMO. F*CK M*N R*D :mad:
 

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Own goal from us. Nothing more. I understand that we are a company but this is just one big own goal in the 90minute.

And we were talking about PR disaster at Liverpool / Tottenham week or two ago.
it's a fecking game. thinking this is anywhere close to putting stuff on furlough is hilarious
 

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Hope we lose the case. This is stupid and is the reason why video games are getting ruined by all these licensing shit.
If we lose the case, we lose the Konami deal too, nobody is going to sign with any club then within the video games industry. And no way we lose, if they say Juventus is now called Zebre, it's pretty clear the clubs won't lose, I think.
 

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Redcafe -

Liverpool - Apply to have tax payers foot the bill for their employees while generating record profits - Their owners are scum and should be ashamed of themselves - Major PR disaster.

Man United - file court documents preventing an organization from illegally using their name to profit from - Our owners are scum and pathetic and this is a major PR disaster. feck woody and the Glazers...

Sorry, but who gives a feck about our Owners protecting the value of their investment?
 

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Redcafe -

Liverpool - Apply to have tax payers foot the bill for their employees while generating record profits - Their owners are scum and should be ashamed of themselves - Major PR disaster.

Man United - file court documents preventing an organization from illegally using their name to profit from - Our owners are scum and pathetic and this is a major PR disaster. feck woody and the Glazers...

Sorry, but who gives a feck about our Owners protecting the value of their investment?
This. I don't see similarity between the two.
One is about owners being dickheads at inappropriate times.
One is about owners taking legal action to protect their brand from being illegally used to make the already filthy rich Miles Jacobson even more rich.
 

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It's kinda a stupid to go after SI for something like this, actually. Really, its a game that actually provides a bit of fun for fans, and is not in the same sphere as Fifa or PES. It's rather niche.

On the other hand, this is probably money hungry Konami(well known for their crap, overpriced and rubbish renditions of multiple games) trying to capture the market and United, like Juve, abiding by it.

Come, 2050, don't say "Hello", because you'd best be sure it's been copyrighted. Also, don't walk cause that's copyright infringement too.
 

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Redcafe -

Liverpool - Apply to have tax payers foot the bill for their employees while generating record profits - Their owners are scum and should be ashamed of themselves - Major PR disaster.

Man United - file court documents preventing an organization from illegally using their name to profit from - Our owners are scum and pathetic and this is a major PR disaster. feck woody and the Glazers...

Sorry, but who gives a feck about our Owners protecting the value of their investment?
Apparently lots of people.
 

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Redcafe -

Liverpool - Apply to have tax payers foot the bill for their employees while generating record profits - Their owners are scum and should be ashamed of themselves - Major PR disaster.

Man United - file court documents preventing an organization from illegally using their name to profit from - Our owners are scum and pathetic and this is a major PR disaster. feck woody and the Glazers...

Sorry, but who gives a feck about our Owners protecting the value of their investment?
Exactly, this is miniscule.
 

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So did the club actually sue and get money out of this? Did FM pay yet?

That wouldn't be classy, nor a good PR move. FM fans are a lot and the club have been ignoring FM using it for far too long.

I think the club should just simply tell FM to remove using their names and to not use it anymore from now on. Done. Stop. No more. Disappointing if the club insist on payments or more bad move like insisting on FM to be taken down at steam or something.

Surely fans can be sensible and think about it. If you pay to use certain trademarks, then why should you let others to use it without pay. It's just business. Why should others profits freely while you pay to get certain rights. This is market competition.

Plus, just like PES, surely FM fans and developers know that their community of fans have been preparing the yearly "Real Names licensing fix" thing. It's a simple quick process. No problem at all.
 

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So did the club actually sue and get money out of this? Did FM pay yet?

That wouldn't be classy, nor a good PR move. FM fans are a lot and the club have been ignoring FM using it for far too long.

I think the club should just simply tell FM to remove using their names and to not use it anymore from now on. Done. Stop. No more. Disappointing if the club insist on payments or more bad move like insisting on FM to be taken down at steam or something.

Surely fans can be sensible and think about it. If you pay to use certain trademarks, then why should you let others to use it without pay. It's just business. Why should others profits freely while you pay to get certain rights. This is market competition.

Plus, just like PES, surely FM fans and developers know that their community of fans have been preparing the yearly "Real Names licensing fix" thing. It's a simple quick process. No problem at all.
Maybe my friend @mariachi-19 can confirm. The bolded bit is the first step in any legal action, it's called a cease and desist letter. The club will have sent FM a letter saying stop using our logo and likeness without authorization or we'll sue you.

The next step, after the party at fault ignores the cease and desist letter, is a lawsuit.