Cobra Sentinel Automaton [Submitted by Hasbro, Inc.]

Date: 2017-05-09T16:20:37.000-04:00

Sender
[Private]
Hasbro, Inc.
P.O. Box 466
Lebanon, NH 03766
US

Sent via online form

Recipient
Kickstarter, PBC
58 Kent Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
USA

Re: Cobra Sentinel Automaton

Description of copyrighted material: We are counsel for Hasbro, Inc., which owns the trademarks and copyrights associated with the famous line of G.I. JOE® action figures and related characters, such as the characters grouped under the COBRA® name (U.S. Registration Nos. 1,775,343 and 1,249,109), including the SENTINEL character from the G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO® animated series. We write concerning the Kickstarter project at the following URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/133284008/cobra-sentinel-automaton/ This Kickstarter campaign is raising money to produce a “COBRA SENTINEL” action figure admittedly copied from the G.I. JOE COBRA Sentinel character, as described more fully in http://joebattlelines.com/2017/04/07/cobra-sentinel-automaton-project-coming-kickstarter/.

Description of infringing material: We are counsel for Hasbro, Inc., which owns the trademarks and copyrights associated with the famous line of G.I. JOE® action figures and related characters, such as the characters grouped under the COBRA® name (U.S. Registration Nos. 1,775,343 and 1,249,109), including the SENTINEL character from the G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO® animated series. We write concerning the Kickstarter project at the following URL: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/133284008/cobra-sentinel-automaton/ This Kickstarter campaign is raising money to produce a “COBRA SENTINEL” action figure admittedly copied from the G.I. JOE COBRA Sentinel character, as described more fully in http://joebattlelines.com/2017/04/07/cobra-sentinel-automaton-project-coming-kickstarter/. We understand that under 17 U.S.C § 512(f) we may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys' fees, if we knowingly and materially misrepresent that reported material or activity is infringing. We have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. The information in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, we are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. On behalf of Hasbro, we therefore request that you immediately remove or disable access to the Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/133284008/cobra-sentinel-automaton/. Thank you for your attention to this matter. This letter does not purport to be a complete statement of the facts or the law and is without prejudice to Hasbro’s legal and equitable rights, all of which are expressly reserved.