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Click to read Marko's tips Isn't it amazing what joys your email brings you ... like this official missive ?

THURSDAY 11th NOVEMBER.

A letter from Phillips Stubbs (or is it Neil Bharadva?)
of Net Result.
LOGO INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNICATION HAS IMPORTANT LEGAL CONSEQUENCES AND DEMANDS YOUR IMMEDIATE AND URGENT ATTENTION

NRID 11022

Please quote the above NRID Reference in all communications with us regarding this issue.

Dear Sirs,

We write on behalf of UEFA, who own and/or controls all rights in the UEFA Champions League

Logo Infringement

We have noticed that your Web Site http://www.footypunts.com/tips-euro.htm is displaying the UEFA Champions League logo(s). You may only use such marks for purely editorial use to illustrate news articles where the marks are an integral physical part of a relevant article and placed within the article. The marks must be accurately presented in their entirety. The marks or portions or adaptations thereof must not be used in any commercial context for instance adjacent to an advertisement or other marks including your web site logo, or in association with competitions, games, subscription services or e-commerce of any kind. Your web site layout in relation to the marks must not imply to any normal viewer of your web site any official connection between your web site and UEFA.

We wish to make you aware that your present use is an infringement to UEFA's rights. Please immediately cease all such infringements on any and all of your web sites and confirm to us via email that you have done so.

Formal Declaration

I hereby state that UEFA are the owners of the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League marks referenced above and that NetResult is authorized to act on its behalf with respect to internet monitoring and compliance.

On behalf of the owner of the exclusive right to the mark at issue in this notice, I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that use of such mark in the manner complained of is not authorized by the owner of such mark, its agent, or the law.

Nothing in this letter is intended or shall be construed to constitute an express or implied waiver of any of UEFA's rights or remedies, all of which are expressly reserved.

Yours faithfully,

Neil Bharadva

NetResult A Division of Projector NetResult Ltd 24 Addison Place London UK W11 4RJ

Tel: _[SENDER_TELEPHONE]_ Fax: _[SENDER_FAX]_

Please note, if this email has been sent to the wrong recipient, please accept out apologies, inform us of the error, and forward this e-mail immediately to the correct person or department for action.

My Reply ?
Good Morning Phil.

Unfortunately you mistyped my email address in the first mail ... I'm at Xtra.co.nz not Ztra.co.nz - it's important to it right if mail is to be delivered. But adding the feedback@footypunts.com address was a good idea.

I'd be fascinated to find out what "further action" the mighty UEFA organisation were going to take with Footypunts.com - there isn't much to us - three men and a beer fund ... That's like using a sledgehammer to crack a peanut.

I'm surprised there is a problem, as footypunts.com is not commercial. It's simply a fan betting site ... but I'll get the offending logo off today. You can probably see that the page has not been updated for months anyway. ;-)

Best Regards.

Paul J. Kulhavy

My Real Thoughts?
Absolutely pathetic UEFA ... concentrate on your core function ... administering football !!

The core of the matter is the sentence ...

You may only use such marks for purely editorial use to illustrate news articles ... The marks must be accurately presented in their entirety ... Your web site layout in relation to the marks must not imply to any normal viewer of your web site any official connection between your web site and UEFA.

Now if there is ANYONE out there that thought that footypunts.com is officially connected to UEFA.Com because we had their football logo in the top right hand corner ... then ... they're NUTS !!

But it's easier to remove it than talk to these sorts of people - they have no real thinking - just the screwed logic that comes from lawyers and litigation. Mindless !!

How long will it be before we are not even allowed to use the words "Champions League" (TM) (R) (C) without a payment to the all mighty money collectors is Zurich ??

Logo removed. But you've lost yourself a fan here UEFA !!

"FOR THE GOOD OF THE GAME" their slogan says - my ARSE !!

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