Here I go again, updating you on the Bully’s latest action. As you know, I told you that she has opened couple of blogs to libel us and to post works that she stole from us, including our company logo. Those blogs were removed by Google due to their content, especially as on one of the blog she posted that it is a website by the police on bullying. Well, that did it in Google’s eyes. Now, however she opened another blog with a similar title and of course she is continuing her war on us.Her latest activity involves our logo once again. As you know she stole the logo which I created and started posting it all over the internet. Some time ago the police officer on this case advised me to either ignore this “lady” or to file takedown notices to every site where she is infringing on our rights or libeling us. Ignoring her is not feasible as she has made it her life’s work to bully and harass us. So only thing left is reporting her. That is what I am doing, however sometimes it takes me all they as this person must have nothing else to do but obsess about our books and my Mother in particular. For some strange reason, she has this unnatural obsession with my poor Mom. It is not only disturbing to see and experience but also impossible to understand. Let’s see, our books and her only cookbook is not similar in appearance or content. My Mom, Helen M. Radics is nothing like this “lady”. Thank God!
One issue perhaps is as this “lady” stated before, she was born in Canada and my Mom wasn’t. According to her, my Mom is just an immigrant and is not authorized to write Hungarian recipe books in Canada. She also keeps stating that she is the only person outside of Hungary who has Hungarian heritage.Well, I’m sure many people would happily disagree with her. Also, we are proud of being from Hungary, just as proud as being “new” Canadians for over 27 years. Whenever this lady ridicules my Mom for having an accent and being a damn immigrant, she should perhaps remember that her own Mother speaks with a Hungarian accent and that she is also an immigrant. So whenever her racist tendencies overtake her, she is also disrespecting her own Mother and her Hungarian heritage. But if someone doesn’t even respect their own parents why would she respect a stranger by whom she feels threatened. And on another note, she is apparently proud of her Hungarian heritage that’s why she created a Hungarian cookbook. Then why is she disrespecting Hungarians. That makes no sense.
Now, on her blog she states that we have stolen her logo! Imagine that! But as one of our customers pointed out, this “lady” is so used to stealing from others that eventually she believes that whatever she stole, was actually stolen from her. But if that would have been the case, why didn’t she ever place the logo in her book or on her website until a few months ago.
But the fact remains that she believes that it is her logo. And why she is so certain of this? Because according to her, she has placed the Hungarian flag in her cookbook in 2006 and that, in her mind became her very own company logo. I’m sure the Hungarian government would love to hear that.
I was debating this, but today I was so fed up filing DMCA takedown notice after takedown notice, and the countless wasted hours due to her obsession and thieving ways that I decided to write the story of our logo.
Many years ago my Mom asked me to create something that would represent both her Hungarian heritage and also her company. Well, I must admit, what a revelation right? That my inspiration came from the Hungarian flag and the Hungarian coat of arms. Years ago we received tons of authorized photos from Mr. Gabor Kluka (Hungarian National Tourism Board) who encouraged us to use them to further spread the Hungarian culture and Hungary’s mouth-watering culinary creations. So, I took the color of the Hungarian Flag, Hungary’s old coat of arms, our company name and our company slogan. Worked two 24-hour-days and voilà our logo was born. Those 48 hours were of my life and I will never allow this “lady” to take what I have created. She started stealing from my Mom in 2010, including her identity to sell her own cookbook. After all, it is easier to sell with a well-established international reputation than to create your own, right? By now she is so used to it that I’m quite certain she will never stop. So this blog update will also continue, especially since many of you keep asking me for updates…
Oh, I almost forgot! Recently we needed to file several DMCA takedown notices on sites where she started to share our company logo which she stole. Every place complied as they take theft seriously. Two of those places are her website where she hosts her blog and eBay where she also sells her cookbook. Her website is hosted by Yahoo. I filed the appropriate form and also included our attorney’s latest Cease and Desist. They removed the infringing sections of her website, namely our company logo. A few days ago I have received a letter from Yahoo and eBay stating that if we do not file a lawsuit against this lady, then in 10 days they will re-instate the removed sections of those sites.
Now, this was new ammunition for her, as she is stating in her blog
YAHOO AND EBAY AGREE THAT TRADEMARK BULLIES STOLE OUR LOGO – THIS IS HYSTERICAL AND SOLID
PROOF THAT OUR CORPORATE LOGO – WHICH THE TRADEMARK BULLIES STOLE AND THEN QUICKLY CLAIMED AS THEIR OWN,
WAS RIGHTFULLY RESTORED WITH GOODWISHES, BLESSINGS FROM YAHOO AND EBAY. (THEY ARE Ridiculous – laughable – absurd – funny – comical!)OOPS(oh sorry – have to explain this BIG WORD)
I don’t know where she came to this conclusion as the only reason she was able to re-post those stolen images of our logo is because she found a loophole in the copyright policy, which states
In providing the counter-notification to the company who reported the alleged copyright infringement, Yahoo! is forced to advise that pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(2)(C), Yahoo! will replace, or re-enable access to, the disputed material ten (10) business days following the date the counter-notification was provided to the filing party unless Yahoo!’s Copyright Agent received notice that the complaining party filed a court action seeking an order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in question.
So, unless we file a lawsuit against this repeat offender, she will continue to use the company logo that she stole form us on eBay and her own website. A bit of a victory is that eBay has closed one of her fake eBay accounts through which she harassed and bullied us. During their investigation into her bullying actions on eBay they also found out that through that very account she has purchased her own cookbook dozens of times. Which is a policy violation on eBay as you cannot give yourself favorable feedbacks and cannot purchase anything from yourself to boost your sales score. Several months ago we also filed a complaint to EzineArticles as she has stated that her mother Ilona Szabo has co-authored Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©. As it happens, my Mother’s maiden name is Ilona Szabo and she is the only person who authored Treasured Hungarian Family Recipes™©. So we notified EzineArticles to remove the infringing sections. However, this “lady” recently brought it to our attention that her EzineArticle account has also been closed because of us. Well, to clear the air, we have never requested the closure of her account as the issue was resolved by EzineArticle’s legal team, so no further actions needed to be taken.
Perhaps she has done something else and that warranted EzineArticles to remove her account. But true to form she is blaming my Mom for that, instead of taking “credit” for her own actions and realizing that eventually everyone will find out the type of person she is…
Stay tuned…. as I’m certain she will give me more material every day…