Everyone knows it's wrong to steal. I do. But apparently, I crossed that fine line between stealing and being creative. My "Hardley Walking" design was by intent clearly a whimsical nod to the famous Harley-Davidson logo. I was careful to change the dimensions, and of course the wording. Personally, I thought it was cute.
But, the trademark people at Harley-Davidson thought the design was close enough that they deamed it a threat. Initially, I got a stinging email that basically spelled out the copywrite laws and then asked that I stop selling "counterfeit" products. Counterfeit!?
Surely people don't think that a company like Harley-Davidson could come up with something that silly! And then sell it on Etsy for so little.
Rest assured there is a person in every large company that keeps people from doing just that. And you know what..that's fine with me. The law is the law.
Sorry Harley..consider my hand slapped.