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Title: Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Neil on October 27, 2004, 08:41:23 pm
Due to a company contacting us with the same name as my company we may be forced to change our name!

They contacted us innitially with instant threats. Rather than doing it in a nice and formal way, they instantly threatened us with action against us!

If any legal action does occur against my company because of this, we may have to fold our buisness,

Hopefully, they will see sense and be amicable, but from innitial emailing back and forth they seem to be a company who don't seem very interested in working out a realistic way of settling our differences.

Keep you posted on the progress of this...

Neil
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: MDX on October 27, 2004, 08:42:52 pm
you have an angry machinae mob at your power neil, just so you know.. how many countries is that we could team up together? i mean 1000 copies sold, thats 1000 pissed off machinae fans to kick these guys asses..

*gets pitchfork and shotgun*

Lets ride people.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on October 27, 2004, 09:04:15 pm
Yeah, I  did actually notice this. When I typed Music By Design into Google this other company appeared first.

But immediate threats with legal action is the most screwed up thing in the world. If legal action does occur I think you have a case in that their first motive was to take legal action rather than settle and formal discussion. That's very amateur.

They don't sound very resonable, they sound childish. It's like when some bitch sent threatening emails to my girlfriend because apparently she had taken this girl's email address first.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on October 27, 2004, 10:25:23 pm
Hmm, evil little bastards, how long have they been around for? And have they been behind the release of anything? Because if not, then you have the case pretty much won...

Where are they located, just curious... ::)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Neil on October 27, 2004, 11:54:16 pm
while they havn't actually threatend "legal action" in words, they have just about said it reading between the lines.

I've looked at many more sites with the same name... Both my company and the company behind the same name both reside in England.

What annoy's me and worries me greatly is that they came in full guns blazing with threats, and upon my response which i mentioned "We do not respond to threats, only democracy" they then responded we MUST change things imediately.

I mean who on earth would possibly consider a company like that, without reasonable discussion? me wonders why they get any buisness at all if they treat people with threats like that!

I have mentioned "If they want to speak with us in a reasonable manner, then we will find a way to resolve the matter in a reasonable fashion".. I have a very distinct feeling they wont!
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on October 28, 2004, 12:09:55 am
Have they released anything yet? Or if they have was it after the first collection you were behind? Cos if not then they'll be the ones on the receiving end of legal action
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: SlasherPrime on October 28, 2004, 12:34:40 am
www.musicbydesign.co.uk

This is their gaudy, poorly-made website. Doesnt say anything on their site about harassing small independent record labels.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: L'homme magique on October 28, 2004, 12:47:41 am
www.musicbydesign.co.uk

This is their gaudy, poorly-made website. Doesnt say anything on their site about harassing small independent record labels.
I could design a better site in my sleep =/
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on October 28, 2004, 01:14:54 am
www.musicbydesign.co.uk

This is their gaudy, poorly-made website. Doesnt say anything on their site about harassing small independent record labels.

Doesn't say anything about any releases, and over 20 years? Wow they must suck! ;D
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Fallout on October 28, 2004, 01:48:25 am
Eeek! Look out! That woman on the second pic'll shoot you :p

http://www.musicbydesign.co.uk/the_office.htm#

Although.. her face would scare you to death anyway..
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: L'homme magique on October 28, 2004, 02:27:28 am
Eeek! Look out! That woman on the second pic'll shoot you :p

http://www.musicbydesign.co.uk/the_office.htm#

Although.. her face would scare you to death anyway..
She looks like a boogeywoman o.o
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Einkoro on October 28, 2004, 04:30:18 am
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MBD is one of the UK's most established, experienced and innovative music production companies designed to cater for the needs of TV, film and advertising industries
I find that hard to believe after viewing their very unprofessional website.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: chompy on October 28, 2004, 04:45:25 am
Hahahah funniest news I've read all day, I think they are jealous of your website as they have a really crappy one. I could make a better one useing a copy of MS publisher 97!!!!

One thing I find a bit funny, when you originally registered your name, didn't the authorities check with previous names to see if it is avaible. And also would it be easier to change your name to something like Music By Design V2.

Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Turtle on October 28, 2004, 08:22:22 am
Or, "The Company Formerly Known As Music By Design."
TCFKAMBD...
Tucffakamdab.
Flows nicely.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: eloj on October 28, 2004, 08:44:28 am
Odd, aren't companies registered?

Try and register "Music by dezign", then you can keep "mbd" :-)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Neil on October 28, 2004, 10:03:51 am
Well, they are registered as "Music by Design"... We are registered as "Music by Design Records".

I think their point is that we don't mention the word records on our title page. Well, easily rectifyable... There's even space already for the word.

I think they are just scare mongering now i think about it. I'm not scared of them and i told them that we will talk about any changes if they are democratic about it, and stop their threats!

If they are pissed off that our website is better than theirs, then they will certainly be pissed off come mid spring next year, since we are totally redesigning the site.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: MDX on October 28, 2004, 11:24:33 am
yeah i like their website.. the whole music thing goin on there what with them being a music record company.. anddd yeah its just FUCK OFF such a shit website. Honestly. I am appauled :O

I mean they used fucking times new roman as the font?!

Sorry.. webdesigners spurt. I like my websites.. how you say, oh i dunno... GOOD =)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: ПФББЧ on October 28, 2004, 01:58:45 pm
Odd, aren't companies registered?

Try and register "Music by dezign", then you can keep "mbd" :-)
muzak bai deszine
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on October 28, 2004, 02:27:03 pm
Odd, aren't companies registered?

Try and register "Music by dezign", then you can keep "mbd" :-)
muzak bai deszine

Could just change the name of the company so it looks like it has Tourette's symdrone ;)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: robert on October 28, 2004, 04:19:26 pm
I say, if you're forced to change... Use MBD Records. Looks professional and neat.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on October 28, 2004, 08:31:13 pm
Well, they do'nt seem to be doing much. They're latest news story is that they've moved.... Wow. The story before that is that they're Toy'R'Us jingle is being reused... Well, I haven't seen it.

Failures running scared - that's what they are.


Keep tabs on their news, and if you noticed they've made any deals then send an email to that company with your evidence of how unprofessional mbd is... When the company sees this, they'll pull out straight away and then mbd will go out of business. Muhaha
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: ibmman85 on October 29, 2004, 12:13:50 am
they seem to have some nice studio equipment....
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: chompy on October 29, 2004, 11:58:00 am
lol easy fixed,

or whilst you are at it and if it feasible enough to register MBD as a name and trade under it. Or trade under Music by design records and MBD. ??
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Fallout on October 29, 2004, 01:37:09 pm
They seem to be arrogant bastards, they'll probably end up asking you to change the abbreviated name to MBDR... But tbh, i say reach an agreement or give in. No matter how much your pride is damaged over changing the name because -they- told you to, its better in the long run, as if you dont change the name, they'll probably sue.. And we dont want that to happen.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: chompy on October 30, 2004, 03:40:37 am
Well from what it sounds like they haven't registered the MDB  as a name, so if Neil wants to be a pain to them to register that name then strike back in their face as they are using the MDB abbreviation aswell.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Neil on November 02, 2004, 03:45:13 pm
MDB...

Music Design by?

not fond of that name much ;)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Trezker on November 03, 2004, 09:36:18 am
Nonono, Music Design Bastardisation.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Elrond on November 03, 2004, 06:35:24 pm
MbD Records..........Music by Desire!
Or how bout placing Design in the thesaurus?
You get Music by Devise. I like that one.
Music by Depiction? Just pick a new D-word lol.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on November 06, 2004, 04:04:48 pm
Muisc by Deception O_o
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 06, 2004, 09:44:48 pm
That's it!

Msiuc by Dgsein

Or

Ngised yb Cisum

that sounds Welsh
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Outboundlight on November 06, 2004, 09:47:54 pm
lol yes, yes it does.

welsh record company...wonder what sort of stuff theyd put out
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 06, 2004, 09:50:54 pm
Those Welsh Coal Miner Choirs and BRYN Terfel.


(How to pronounce 'BRYN': Pretend your a large, bulky tenor and roar with a growl at the back of the throat: Brin!!!)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on November 06, 2004, 10:12:55 pm
lol yes, yes it does.

welsh record company...wonder what sort of stuff theyd put out

Lostprophets

and

um....

Lostprophets
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Outboundlight on November 07, 2004, 12:17:29 am
oh oh and goldie looking chain!
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 07, 2004, 01:14:27 am
And Manics and Stereophonics and Catatonia and Super Furrys and Charlotte Church and Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey and BRYN Terfel.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Outboundlight on November 07, 2004, 03:26:07 am
woah, wales has way more famous music than Northern Ireland :(
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 07, 2004, 06:44:54 pm
What does Northern Ireland have?
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: mumppis on November 07, 2004, 07:20:10 pm
Irishmen?
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: ПФББЧ on November 08, 2004, 12:37:14 am
snow patrol is all i can think of...
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: MDX on November 08, 2004, 12:50:49 am
Riffmaster general, fireland, therapy ffs, u2, ash, the corrs.. i dunno.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 08, 2004, 01:51:21 pm
Northern Ireland, MDX, Only Northern.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: MDX on November 08, 2004, 08:55:14 pm
Riffmaster general, fireland then =D
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: SlasherPrime on November 09, 2004, 03:01:02 am
You can always call your company MBD Records (w/o Music By Design); INSERT INTO yabbse_messages (ID_MSG, ID_TOPIC, ID_MEMBER, subject, posterName, posterEmail, posterTime, posterIP, smiliesEnabled, modifiedTime, modifiedName, body, icon, attachmentSize, attachmentFilename) VALUES like its hardcoded or something.

And when people ask you what it mains you can whisper:
(music by dezign...shhh)

Anyone hear about the MikeRoweSoft case?
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Outboundlight on November 09, 2004, 03:42:21 am
therapy? ash and snow patrol...their the most famous NI bands, Riff Master General never got REALLY famous but they deserved to...legends
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: MDX on November 09, 2004, 10:48:19 am
HA! i was right then =)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: chompy on November 09, 2004, 11:10:03 am

Anyone hear about the MikeRoweSoft case?
That was the funniest things I have ever read on the net. I;'m still stoked that he got so much for selling a copy of the form that MS sent it.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 09, 2004, 01:11:38 pm
Ash are from Northern Ireland? Never knew. They're shit anyway - really do'nt like Ash. I like Snow Patrol, but I haven't heard any Therapy? yet.

You were'nt right, MDX. You said The Corrs. SHAME.
Just the mere mention of The Corrs brings SHAME.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on November 09, 2004, 07:01:28 pm
Ash+ Snow Patrol

2 bands I really like ATM, Snow Patrol especailly, gonna try and get their lastest album for christmas (the fuck I'M gonna pay for it!)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: MDX on November 10, 2004, 05:55:37 pm
Ash are from Northern Ireland? Never knew. They're shit anyway - really do'nt like Ash. I like Snow Patrol, but I haven't heard any Therapy? yet.

You were'nt right, MDX. You said The Corrs. SHAME.
Just the mere mention of The Corrs brings SHAME.

<< used to be a Corrs fan

infact i still enjoy her voice, shes a class singer.. i think the whole family band thing is sorta strange nowadays though, its like a white irish.. low budget version of Jackson 5.. or something.. =D
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Bates on November 10, 2004, 10:29:31 pm
I had to endure 30 seconds of Hanson with Mmmbop recently because I couldn't find my remote quick enough.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: L'homme magique on November 10, 2004, 11:00:26 pm
I had to endure 30 seconds of Hanson with Mmmbop recently because I couldn't find my remote quick enough.
The horror, the horror!
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: MDX on November 11, 2004, 10:56:33 am
I had to endure 30 seconds of Hanson with Mmmbop recently because I couldn't find my remote quick enough.

i used to scream at my tv until somebody else came into the room to change the channel.. usually the scream was non stop i.e. no breaths.. so i passed out sometimes.. either way i couldnt see the crap like hanson on tv nemore =)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: chompy on November 11, 2004, 12:50:49 pm
Solution 1: Don't watch tv
Solution 2: Don't watch tv when hanson is playing
Solution 3: Don't watch hanson

All of these solutions suit your needs fine.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 11, 2004, 08:16:00 pm
Solution 4: Kill Hanson and burn everything they've ever made
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on November 13, 2004, 12:34:48 pm
Solution 4: Kill Hanson and burn everything they've ever made

Solution 5, the Smeagol one: Crap thing appears on TV, shout and leap to tv and press mute, then look for remote with eyes closed

You'd be suprised how the well that (usually) works!
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: ПФББЧ on November 13, 2004, 01:40:10 pm
solution 6: dont watch channels likely to play hanson
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Outboundlight on November 13, 2004, 07:09:09 pm
when did this thread go off the rails anyway?
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Fallout on November 13, 2004, 07:26:46 pm
It started with Laser using his amazing imagination and making up some welsh name for MBD.. Then everyone started discussing bands from random places.. Then it went onto Hanson, who absofuckingloutly suck. Aaaanyway. Back on topic:

Neil, you there? /me knocks on Neil's head.

Hello!?

NEEIIIL?!?!

Yeah.. so anyway.. whats goin on, teh l33t Neil?
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 13, 2004, 08:54:36 pm
It started with Laser using his amazing imagination and making up some welsh name for MBD.

What???? :o I feel that was a valuble addition to the conversation.

It was Bateman that brought up Hanson ~points at Bateman~
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Bates on November 14, 2004, 01:36:14 am
*eek*

Mdx talked about family bands and since that horrible experience of those 3 merrily singing little girls still stuck in my head at the time.... seemed quite fitting back then.

I did let the thread go offtopic, yeah. There you see what Hanson can do to people!

...back to Neil!
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Trezker on November 15, 2004, 07:47:50 pm
Hanson? Does that still exist? Haven't heard anything in ages.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: chompy on November 16, 2004, 11:42:20 am
lol I'm sure they do.

Lets see what is on TV tonight.
Quote
Rove Live
9.30pm - 10.45pm | TEN
Talk Show

Hosted by Rove McManus with guests, music and anything else that will fit. Guests include Hanson, Michael Palin and Gavin DeGraw.

l think l'll give TV a miss for one knight.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Laser.T on November 16, 2004, 02:33:05 pm
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Lets see what is on TV tonight.
Quote
Rove Live
9.30pm - 10.45pm | TEN
Talk Show

Hosted by Rove McManus with guests, music and anything else that will fit. Guests include Hanson, Michael Palin and Gavin DeGraw.

l think l'll give TV a miss for one knight.

But it's got Michael Palin and he's a king dude of Dudes. Just mute when Hanson appear.

Quote
Hanson? Does that still exist? Haven't heard anything in ages.

If you have'nt heard them in ages, then that is a  good thing.
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Smeagol on November 16, 2004, 11:17:46 pm
I've never heard of Hanson, from what I can tell, that's a good thing no?
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: chompy on November 17, 2004, 11:28:05 am
Quote
Lets see what is on TV tonight.
Quote
Rove Live
9.30pm - 10.45pm | TEN
Talk Show

Hosted by Rove McManus with guests, music and anything else that will fit. Guests include Hanson, Michael Palin and Gavin DeGraw.

l think l'll give TV a miss for one knight.

But it's got Michael Palin and he's a king dude of Dudes. Just mute when Hanson appear.

Quote
Hanson? Does that still exist? Haven't heard anything in ages.

If you have'nt heard them in ages, then that is a  good thing.
Its a pitty I feel asleep before hand :( but I missed hanson :)
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: L'homme magique on November 18, 2004, 01:00:53 am
Hanson? Does that still exist? Haven't heard anything in ages.
MMMMMMMMMMMMMBOP
BAAJFKSDL:RIEFNDS MMMMMMMMMMMMBOP
FDSKRJESFKDJVIXCV MMMMMMMMBOP
Title: Re:Music by Design may be forced to change it's name
Post by: Bates on November 18, 2004, 01:22:19 am
I've never heard of Hanson, from what I can tell, that's a good thing no?

Damn, you're lucky...