MonaVie is Liquid Google?!?! (Trademark Infringement Inside)

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I got an interesting e-mail the other day. It came from “[email protected][somedomain].com.” This company wanted to let me know that they have “Liquid Google” shirts for sale on Ebay. I decided to grab a screenshot for all to see the listing.

MonaVie Liquid Google

MonaVie Liquid Google

As you can see they clearly use Google’s trademark. I’m going to go out of limb and guess that Google didn’t authorize his trademark to be used in this manner. As you can see from the write-up this person is marketing the shirt as a tool for MonaVie distributors:

This shirt catches so many eyes it’s incredible! The Liquid Google shirt implies that Mona Vie is the “New Google!” If 12 years ago the founders Google approached you and said to you, “we have a technology that’s going to change the world” and asked if you would like to be an investor, would you say yes or no to their opportunity? Most people probably brushed them off and I bet they regret that every time they go online!!. Well Mona Vie is Liquid Google, and people are still oblivious to this great product and business opportunity. This shirt is for the distributor who feels they have the best product for the world! Shirt has the Pulse Bottle, the new Mmun Bottle, Active Bottle and the Emv can. If you are into branding yourself, this is the perfect shirt to wear. People will ask you the meaning of it which is a perfect conversation starter to introduce them to the business.

So the idea is to capitalize off of Google’s trademark to sell juice.

Originally posted 2010-01-18 14:38:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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14 Responses to “MonaVie is Liquid Google?!?! (Trademark Infringement Inside)”
  1. Mali Says:

    wow, i almost want to get one just to make a mockery of it…..but i ain’t to endorse anyone that would make this.

  2. Candace Says:

    Yikes, this certainly seems like it would be a huge gigantic neon trade mark infringement NO-No. I’ll probably be shaking my head over this all day.
    People are simply amazing.

  3. MonaVie Scam Says:

    I should mention that I alerted MonaVie about this and not are they only going to after this guy for this shirt (obviously for the Google trademark), but they are going after him for the rest of his shirts as they use MonaVie trademarks that they haven’t approved of.

    I’m not seeing his items on Ebay anymore.

  4. kosmo @ The Casual Observer Says:

    It would be hilarious if Mona Vie and Google both sued him for this shirt. I wonder if they could both be awarded the revenue from the shirts as one remedy, or if they’d have a split it :)

    Some people are incredibly stupid.

  5. Kyle Says:

    you violated trademark infringement by saying “Inside!” (like Intel Inside, j/k!)

    If they’re liquid Google, how much is their stock worth?

  6. Rommel Says:

    OMG! I almost fell out of my chair when I saw this image! LOL! Good luck to the ebay person who was selling this shirt! I bet he’s one of those distributors trying to make money on the side while he scams others to buy this piss juice!

  7. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Thanks Rommel, I talked with MonaVie personally and they shut the guy down. Of course MonaVie wants to be the one to sell MonaVie products, so in this case it’s a rare win-win.

  8. Vogel Says:

    Ha! They promptly shut down the guy who’s selling T-shirts, which Monavie can’t profit from, yet when it comes to stopping their distributors from lying about the juice and promoting it as a cancer cure, suddenly they go deaf, dumb, and blind. Such hypocrisy!

  9. Rasheed Pre-Enlightenment Says:

    Monavie Distributor 2471942

    Vogel, as most claims about the juice happen in person, it is impossible for MonaVie to go after such people. The people on this site are uneducated about the allowed medical claims and say whatever–but they’re not trying to sell you anything. They’re trying to educate… some with good intentions, others… just give MonaVie a bad name.

    Whereas suppose a person had a website advertising MonaVie as a cure for cancer. If you find such a site, report it to MonaVie and see what they do. You may be surprised.

    If they do let it go, then I will agree it is hypocrisy. But we cannot make a judgment such as this.

    Also, I can’t see how shutting this guy down will benefit MonaVie. Yes, MonaVie wants to sell MonaVie products–but shutting down a guy who is selling an illegal product that they do not sell does not help them in any way.

  10. Vogel Says:

    Rasheed said: “Vogel, as most claims about the juice happen in person, it is impossible for MonaVie to go after such people.”

    BS!!!! First of all, there are scads of claims being made on the internet; we’ve uncovered numerous examples. We’ve even put the screws to some these bastards to force them to stop making illegal claims. If we can do it, so can the company, but they don’t because they profit from those claims. Secondly, I don’t really give a rat’s a$$ whether it’s the company or its distributors making the claims – if the company is in essence giving loaded handguns to toddlers, then they bear responsibility for the consequences. Third, it is not an accident that distributors are making these claims — it is by design. You can see that the Black Diamonds are the source of the illegal claims in many cases, and even the company is guilty of doing so directly — for example the company posted a story on the corporate website about Monavie aiding in someone’s’ recovery from brain injury; Dallin Larsen said that it would help his mother’s arthritis; Brig Hart’s infamous Geoff Bodine video was riddled with illegal claims; Jason Lyons’ video featured a doctor-impersonating rapist (Lou Niles) who claimed that Monavie could cure cancer; Randy Marsh at the MV convention taunted the FDA and stood by griining like a puckers a-hole while distributors were giving illegal disease cure testimonials in front of a packed audience.

    In other words, do not try and lay this pathetic nonsensical BS on us about how it isn’t the company’s fault. It IS the company’s fault and they will burn for it.

    Rasheed said: “The people on this site are uneducated about the allowed medical claims and say whatever–but they’re not trying to sell you anything. They’re trying to educate… some with good intentions, others… just give MonaVie a bad name.”

    Oh, so in other words, these uneducated distributors have the audacity to pretend to be educators? Why are they allowed to sell the product if they are so uneducated as to make illegal claims chronically? How is the public well served in this situation? The company is minting these lying retards and unleashing them on us. The company bears responsibility first and foremost.

    Rasheed said: “Whereas suppose a person had a website advertising MonaVie as a cure for cancer. If you find such a site, report it to MonaVie and see what they do. You may be surprised.”

    No, I’ll report them to the FDA and FTC in an effort to have them shut down once and for all. If I can find examples of illegal claims – and I have because they are abundant – then so can the company. We shouldn’t be expected to do their job for them. They can’t continue to sit back and keep pretending that they are guiltless in this chronic fraud. The push to make illegal claims comes straight from the top and it always has. Dallin Larceny did the exact same thing with Royal Tongan Limu until the Feds shut them down, destroyed their inventory, and fined them into oblivion. Dallin turned around and perpetrated the exact same devious scam with Monavie.

    “Also, I can’t see how shutting this guy down will benefit MonaVie. Yes, MonaVie wants to sell MonaVie products–but shutting down a guy who is selling an illegal product that they do not sell does not help them in any way.”

    Shutting down this t-shirt seller benefits Monavie because they have an aversion to being sued by Google for trademark infringement. That’s pretty damn obvious. But when it comes to Jason Lyons making videos of doctor-impersonating rapists to market Monavie illegally as a cancer cure, or Brig Hart doing the same, the company not only goes mute, they reward the bastards with shiny new sports cars. And you wonder why people are pi$$ed off???

  11. Vogel Says:

    Here’s a good example illustrating that the illegal claims are being widely circulated on the Internet.
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=413443606640&id=107455958821

    You want to make yourself half-way useful Rasheed? Why don’t YOU take care of this one? See how long it takes YOU to get this offensive illegal BS removed. And when you’re finished with that one, I’ll have a hundred more for you to deal with.

  12. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Rasheed said,

    “Whereas suppose a person had a website advertising MonaVie as a cure for cancer. If you find such a site, report it to MonaVie and see what they do. You may be surprised.

    If they do let it go, then I will agree it is hypocrisy. But we cannot make a judgment such as this.”

    It’s funny that you mentioned it… That’s exactly what I did when Emerald-level Mitch Biggs was touting MonaVie as a cure for Swine Flu: http://www.juicescam.com/mitch-biggs-monavie/. You are right. I was surprised by MonaVie’s actions. It seems like they asked the distributor to just take down the offending material. Mitch Biggs is still allowed to distribute MonaVie and collect a pay check that were highly likely earned on a number of illegal claims.

    Vogel’s got a good point here, there are piles and piles of this. We could spend all day being MonaVie’s unpaid compliance team. That really doesn’t sound interesting to me. It’s like putting your finger in a dam to block a leak and another three leaks appear. The best plan is to realize that the whole dam is poorly constructed and it’s time to start over. That’s where MonaVie is with it’s distribution system. It’s got too many leaks and they can’t plug them up themselves, so the right thing to do is kill the MLM distribution and put it in stores where people don’t have the monetary incentive to make illegal claims.

    As for the rest of this thread, MonaVie did shut down the guy making this shirt. It helps them in several ways. For one, MonaVie doesn’t have to compete with him to sell shirts. For another, they protect their trademark. Lastly, they don’t get the middle of Google bringing a smackdown on this guy.

  13. Rasheed Bustamam Says:

    Hey LM, I don’t know if you’d be inclined on granting me this favor, but I’m a but embarrassed by my previous ignorance.

    So could you perhaps change my pre-enlightenment name to like, “Rasheed Pre-Enlightenment?” lol. I’ve definitely experienced a sort of metamorphosis since the first time I’ve visited this site and I think it may be important for other readers to know that I have learned better.

    Actually, I’m interested in writing an article about what I’ve learned from this site. I’ll type it up tomorrow and send it in.

  14. MonaVie Scam Says:

    Sounds like an awesome idea. And it is done…

 
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