Home > News > Hustler, CafePress Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Hustler, CafePress Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute

Hustler, CafePress Reach Settlement in Trademark Dispute
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
Yes, but in a few years
Out of 179 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Jun 26, 2008 11:00 AM PDT    Text size: 
SAN MATEO, Calif. — In an agreement made with LFP, CafePress has removed a selection of user-generated content from its site that featured the trademarked logo "Hustler."

CafePress lets users upload their own graphics to their site, which will then put the user-generated artwork on products that range from T-shirts to coffee mugs, thongs and other common items.

Hustler filed suit in a Los Angeles federal court after discovering that some CafePress users had uploaded graphics using the trademarked logo "Hustler" without permission from LFP. They alleged that the presence of these products constituted an infringement on LFP's trademarks.

LFP Inc. President Michael H. Klein told XBIZ that the agreement, which included no money, focused only on products that used the actual, trademarked Hustler logo. Products that simply used the word "hustler" in other ways won't be removed.

A simple search for the term "hustler" on CafePress returned dozens of results, some of which featured the word "hustler" in various forms, but none of the products included the famous Hustler logo itself.

Klein added that CafePress have given Hustler ready access to their staff when they need to have something removed.

"We're going to work together in the future so that whenever we spot something objectionable, we have an open channel to them," he said.

In a prepared statement, CafePress representatives said that they wanted to find a way to settle the matter with Hustler while honoring the needs of their users.

"This resolution is a great example of a large rights holder and an Internet service provider reaching a non-monetary compromise that balances the rights of a trademark holder with the fair use rights of the users," representatives said.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »

Porn ‘Public Health Crisis’ Is False, Dangerous

We are witnessing the early stages of a moral panic, the likes of which we have not seen since the Reagan Administration. As I write this, there are 27 states in the process of passing mandatory porn... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.


XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida

XShow 18+ 2017

Jun 01 - Jun 03
Moscow, Russia

Cam Summit

Jun 02 - Jun 04
Lloret de Mar, Spain
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!