Legal/Infringement Notices/Stefan Van Damme
We kindly ask your attention for the following matter. Stefan Van Damme is the owner of several trademarks among which the trademark "Turn Off the Lights". The "Turn Off the Lights" trademark is registered in many countries worldwide and due to our marketing activities one of our well known trademark for the browser extension.
We recently see a Firefox addon that violated the use of our trademark name inside. Location of our copyrighted work: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/turn-off-the-lights/ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/turn-off-the-lights/bfbmjmiodbnnpllbbbfblcplfjjepjdn/details http://code.google.com/p/turnoffthelights/ http://www.stefanvd.net/project/turnoffthelights.htm
The infringing firefox addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-lights-off/
1. The 3th screenshot of the infringing firefox addon, he provide this text: "Click on the moon icon in order to turn off the lights. Click on the icon again and the lights are back on." And he violated the use of our trademark as a generic term.
But then we discover that that developer steal part of our work, example he copy also our (translation) description text (from our Firefox, Chrome, Opera addon "Turn Off the Lights")
See attachment file description1.png see red circle. If you download the infringing addon, this is the list where you see 100% our work:
2. This infringing addon is showing exactly the same YouTube options as in my "Turn Off the Lights" addon.
a) We call a feature to automatic dim the page when you click on the play button (on YouTube and all the HTML5 videos): Autoplay The infringing extension call this: Autoplay (YouTube)
b) We got a shortcut key: By using the Ctrl + Shift + L to do the lights on or off. And also here the infringing extension use the same shortcut key combination. (with ctrl and shift together)
c) In our addon we included also few YouTube™ options and that users self asked to us to make this. See attachment, screenshot of our "Turn Off the Lights" extension option page:
Also he use the same features and name: Info Bar Like & Dislike buttons Video Title Channel bar
Suggestions Number of views Like bar
2. And it use 100% our translation text (files). a) Example for the context menu: Show the context menu to focus an item He use: Show the context menu to focus an item
b) We use this: Show the description information about the video He use: Show the description information about the video
c) We use this: Show the like & dislike buttons of YouTube for this video. He use: Show the like / dislike buttons of YouTube for this video.
d) We use this: Show the number of view for this video. He use: Show the number of view for this video.
e) We use this: Show and invert the color of the video title
He use: Show and invert the color of the video title
Did are reason he copy and steal part of our "Turn Off the Lights" extension translation files.
4. The text description in the store is the same of our (again the same words): We use this: The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the video as if you were in the cinema.
With one click on the lamp button, the page will be fading to dark. And automatic focus to the video. Click again, the page will return back as normal.
"Youtube Lights Off is the perfect add-on to improve video watching experience! With one click the page will be fading to dark. Click again, the page will return back to normal. It works on Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo and many other video/game sites
Violated Google policy 5. "Youtube Lights Off" extension name violated the use of the Google trademark, it use no TM text inside.
Ask you to remove this infringing extension from the Firefox addon gallery, because the use of our features and use 100% our translation files.
Set out in detail the rights you claim and the basis of the ownership claim (including, if a trademark, the trademark registration number, country and class of registration).
"TURN OFF THE LIGHTS" is a trademark of "Stefan Van Damme" in US.
Trademark: TURN OFF THE LIGHTS Application number: 85820770 Country: US Owner: Stefan Van Damme International Class: 009 - Primary Class U.S Class: 021, 023, 026, 036, 038 First Use: Dec. 15, 2009 Use in Commerce: Dec. 15, 2009 http://tmarque.com/trademark/?id=99ccfc80-7614-4b88-a511-92a4a1845012
STEFAN VAN DAMME
Sworn Statements I have a good faith that the use of the material that I claim infringes our copyright and trademark is not authorized by law, or by the copyright/trademark owner or such owner's agent;
I represent that all of the information contained in my DMCA/Trademark Infringement Notice is accurate, and I am the owner of the exclusive copyright right that is being infringed.
6 may 2013