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Hello, deviants.


If you ever see this t-shirt:

"A Hug" Rip Off by arhcamt

please don't purchase it as it's a rip off of my deviation here:

A Hug by arhcamt


The brand is called Factor Outfitters and they claim it to be a US registered trademark. They have several outlets in here, Indonesia, and some in Singapore (which then makes me wonder if the brand is a US registered trademark why is it there's not a single store there?).

I've been trying to contact the company but so far they didn't give positive response or willingness to resolve this matter. All they threw at me are just “We’ll handle this immediately” and “We’ll contact you again soon” and it has been going for a month.

I decided not to publicize this before because I'd like to talk to them first because maybe they'd pay immediate attention to this but judging from the way things went, I think it's about time I take steps to raise people's awareness and prevent them from buying 'stolen' item. :P

They have a website and a facebook page. They don't put said t-shirt in the website but it's still being sold in store & outlets here in Jakarta, even after I sent them a C&D Letter asking them to took it down. I know because I've seen it myself.

If this publication still doesn't work I'm afraid I might have to take this to court. Hopefully not though. Wish me luck.


Thanks for reading. :)
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Flaming-pancakes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
aww man thats horrible cant beleive that. you should totally threaten legal action then the dicks might give you an answer because they completely rip of your design like.
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rainbowfish7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I'm sorry to read this is still going, but a cynical part of me is not suprised. Good luck!
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HidakaLexx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Oh no! Good luck
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SimplyFairy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh god ! still no results :o
really hate these art theifs !! :no:
i see some shops also here in UAE ! like KOTON
they stole a drawing from a girl from DA and they claim the got her permission
LAME ppl !!
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thestargazer23 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm - there`s nothing more to say than "good luck!" or "take them to court!"
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rAtser Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
semoga sukses bang..
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tsheva Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Take them to court. NOW.
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kazuka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
that is so obviously a ripoff of your art, they have no right to do that. We're rooting for you
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blueboyproject Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
take them to the green table then..

(seret ke meja hijau...)
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RedBreed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you find out this happened?
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