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Thread started 11/23/17 12:31pm

Latin

NEW SHEILA E. merchandise available

Check out the new merchandise Sheila E. has added to her site:

https://www.sheilae.com/merch/
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Reply #1 posted 11/23/17 1:59pm

FlyOnTheWall

It's interesting that Sheila is using Prince's Love Symbol for her "Sheila E Tattoo" products. I wonder if she has a licensing agreement with P's estate? Or maybe her lawyers have told her this is a way to skirt the copyright issue. I guess time will tell.

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Reply #2 posted 11/23/17 2:14pm

trickster

Sheila Knows what Prince would say about that ... i am shocked
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Reply #3 posted 11/23/17 4:07pm

PennyPurple

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barf Give me the phone number or email address, and I'll turn her ass in.

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Reply #4 posted 11/24/17 1:29am

MacDaddy

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PennyPurple said:

barf Give me the phone number or email address, and I'll turn her ass in.

Yeah, burn her at the stakes. How dare she.....

Have a lovely Friday.

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Reply #5 posted 11/24/17 8:37pm

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FlyOnTheWall said:

It's interesting that Sheila is using Prince's Love Symbol for her "Sheila E Tattoo" products. I wonder if she has a licensing agreement with P's estate? Or maybe her lawyers have told her this is a way to skirt the copyright issue. I guess time will tell.


—If It is not one of the copyrighted images that Prince had she is not violating the copyright and if anyone thinks she is they can contact Comerica.
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Reply #6 posted 11/24/17 9:20pm

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laurarichardson said:

FlyOnTheWall said:

It's interesting that Sheila is using Prince's Love Symbol for her "Sheila E Tattoo" products. I wonder if she has a licensing agreement with P's estate? Or maybe her lawyers have told her this is a way to skirt the copyright issue. I guess time will tell.

—If It is not one of the copyrighted images that Prince had she is not violating the copyright and if anyone thinks she is they can contact Comerica.

Do you have an email, or contact info? I would be interested in it. You can message me it if you would like.

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Reply #7 posted 11/25/17 8:54pm

SoulAlive

this hat would be cool to wear around town lol

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Reply #8 posted 12/02/17 5:14pm

lastdecember

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According to prince back in 1999 with Larry King the symbol is copyrighted so either he was not correct and just saying it or since his death it's all a free for all and we get mad at some for writing books and then not at others for using his imagery and selling same difference.

"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #9 posted 12/02/17 5:36pm

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lastdecember said:

According to prince back in 1999 with Larry King the symbol is copyrighted so either he was not correct and just saying it or since his death it's all a free for all and we get mad at some for writing books and then not at others for using his imagery and selling same difference.

Why would he be incorrect about something he copyrighted?

The first set of inventory court papers that Breamer provided the court has a long list of copyrighted variations of the symbol. It is copyrighted.

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Reply #10 posted 12/03/17 6:05am

crimesofparis

lastdecember said:

According to prince back in 1999 with Larry King the symbol is copyrighted so either he was not correct and just saying it or since his death it's all a free for all and we get mad at some for writing books and then not at others for using his imagery and selling same difference.

Trademarks and copyrights aren't the same thing.

The symbol is a matter of trademark — a literal symbol of brand identity that indicates to consumers what they're listening to or buying.

A copyright is used to protect art.

The symbol absolutely is trademarked.

Both of these types of protections have limitations, but dying isn't one of them.

Copyrights are protected for (I believe) 90 years after the creator's death. I'm pretty sure trademarks are protected as long as they're used and aren't tired to life and death in that way.
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Reply #11 posted 12/03/17 12:03pm

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crimesofparis said:

lastdecember said:
According to prince back in 1999 with Larry King the symbol is copyrighted so either he was not correct and just saying it or since his death it's all a free for all and we get mad at some for writing books and then not at others for using his imagery and selling same difference.
Trademarks and copyrights aren't the same thing. The symbol is a matter of trademark — a literal symbol of brand identity that indicates to consumers what they're listening to or buying. A copyright is used to protect art. The symbol absolutely is trademarked. Both of these types of protections have limitations, but dying isn't one of them. Copyrights are protected for (I believe) 90 years after the creator's death. I'm pretty sure trademarks are protected as long as they're used and aren't tired to life and death in that way.

I am sure the variations on the symbol are trademarked as well. Many things are in the court docs about trademarks and copyrights.

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Reply #12 posted 12/12/17 6:26am

Latin

Here is Sheila E.'s latest posting on Twitter:

"Looking 4 that perfect holiday gift? Shop online & avoid the crowds @ SheilaE.com"
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Reply #13 posted 12/12/17 3:03pm

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Latin said:

Here is Sheila E.'s latest posting on Twitter: "Looking 4 that perfect holiday gift? Shop online & avoid the crowds @ SheilaE.com"

Thanks, but no thanks Sheila. smile

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Reply #14 posted 12/13/17 5:54pm

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Image result for prince side eye gif

"With love, honor, and respect for every living thing in the universe, separation ceases, and we all become one being, singing one song." - Prince Roger Nelson (1958-2016)
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Reply #15 posted 12/18/17 4:54am

lastdecember

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laurarichardson said:

crimesofparis said:

lastdecember said: Trademarks and copyrights aren't the same thing. The symbol is a matter of trademark — a literal symbol of brand identity that indicates to consumers what they're listening to or buying. A copyright is used to protect art. The symbol absolutely is trademarked. Both of these types of protections have limitations, but dying isn't one of them. Copyrights are protected for (I believe) 90 years after the creator's death. I'm pretty sure trademarks are protected as long as they're used and aren't tired to life and death in that way.

I am sure the variations on the symbol are trademarked as well. Many things are in the court docs about trademarks and copyrights.

The funny thing is that so many now use the symobol to promote tributes, tribute bands, shows, events etc...I see it all the time on flyers, that never happened when he was living, no one would dare try it.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #16 posted 12/18/17 7:28am

jungleluv

SoulAlive said:

this hat would be cool to wear around town lol

Hmmm................ A black cap with the words Erotic City on it. Not very original or creative. It looks so boring! Tacky money making scheme. I'm surprised Sheila has allowed this product. Baseball caps are sooo 1990's darling.

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Reply #17 posted 12/18/17 9:16am

crimesofparis

jungleluv said:



SoulAlive said:




this hat would be cool to wear around town lol



Hmmm..... A black cap with the words Erotic City on it. Not very original or creative. It looks so boring! Tacky money making scheme. I'm surprised Sheila has allowed this product. Baseball caps are sooo 1990's darling.


That's like the default Microsoft Word font.

Nothing says "Erotic City" like a default serif font.

This is why people make and sell unofficial merch -- because the official product doesn't suit them.
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Reply #18 posted 12/21/17 1:18pm

SoulAlive

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[Edited 12/21/17 13:18pm]

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Reply #19 posted 12/21/17 7:56pm

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trickster said:

Sheila Knows what Prince would say about that ... i am shocked

what would he say?

She's been singing it since 2011

and even Prince teased-played it a couple of times

not to mention in 2011 he called Paris an Erotic City

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