so i received an email this morning from the MTA...
Originally Posted by MTAJuly 19, 2005
Store: LFCNY on line store
Dear Mr. Smith:
Your above store was selling through website www.Cafeshops.com a variety of T-shirts based upon Metropolitan Transportation Authority's trademarks for various routes of the New York City subway system.
The symbols for the routes of the New York City subway system are MTA intellectual property which may not be used on products without a license from MTA. In the absence of a license for these products, you must immediately cease to sell the unlicensed products.
On the basis of the above, at MTA's demand, www.cafeshops.com has removed your shop from its site.
This is to demand that, if you are manufacturing or selling these products through any other channel, you must cease and desist immediately.
Please respond immediately in writing to me at the address indicated below or by email at the address indicated below, by completing the applicable statements on page 2 and returning this letter to me.
Lester G. Freundlich
Senior Associate Counsel
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Direct telephone no. 212-878-7219
Fax no: 212-878-7398
347 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10017
cc: Mark Heavey
1. We will immediately cease to manufacture or sell through any channel any product that includes MTA Intellectual Property on this website. /___/.
2. We received proper permission to use MTA Intellectual Property in connection with the products. /_ /. Enclosed are copies of documentation covering that permission /___ /
3. The above does not adequately deal with the situation. /___/ The following describes the situation and our position:
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ____________________________
i guess the new t-shirt design will be completely different!