ORIGINAL VAPORBROTHERS® VAPORIZER
ABOUT OUR TRADEMARKS
What is "Vaporbrothers?"
Vaporbrothers® and the VB logo are the trademarks for a wide range of vaporizers and
other aromatherapy and homeopathic products manufactured by Vaporbrothers,
Inc., its affiliates, and its licensees, and sold by authorized Vaporbrothers
resellers around the world. Both trademarks belong to Vaporbrothers,
What do mean by the word "trademark?"
of a trademark as anything – a word, a phrase, a symbol, a design,
or a combination of any or all of these things – that uniquely
identifies the source of a particular product or service. Trademarks
have commercial value because they help companies to distinguish themselves
and their offerings from other entities and products.
Who may sell Vaporbrothers® products on eBay®?
Vaporbrothers, Inc., its affiliates, and its licensees may advertise
that they sell genuine Vaporbrothers® brand products. Other companies
may sell vaporizers or other aromatherapy and homeopathic products,
but neither you nor they have the right to use the Vaporbrothers® mark with those products without permission. eBay® buyers and sellers
should note that Vaporwarehouse
is the only eBay® store currently authorized as a Vaporbrothers® reseller; no other store may use our name and marks.
eBay® notified me that my auction was canceled because you complained
about it. Why did you cancel my auction?
Vaporbrothers® has no authority to cancel any eBay® auction; that power resides
solely with eBay®. However, we would petition eBay® to cancel
an auction if someone has engaged in infringing, misleading, or other
wrongful use of our trademarks. Our trademarks mean a lot to us, and
we will take all appropriate action to ensure that they not only get
used properly, but also that no one associates our trademarks with goods
or products that are not genuine Vaporbrothers® brand products
– products that meet our standards for safety, quality, and reliability.
may have objected to your auction for one or more of the following reasons:
If your auction included an offer to sell vaporizers identified as “Vaporbrothers”
or displayed the VB logo, but you do not indicate that you are selling
a pre-owned product or a product purchased by a recognizable authorized
reseller, and we have not authorized you as a reseller, then your offer
may mislead buyers and infringe upon our trademarks.
If your auction offered to sell a product that features vaporizers or
other aromatherapy and homeopathic products (such as herb blends, glass,
and other accessories) and you used “Vaporbrothers” or even just "Brothers" to describe
the products, but the auction actually references
or includes another brand of vaporizer or aromatherapy and homeopathic
products, then your use of “Vaporbrothers," "Vapor Brothers," or "Brothers" infringes upon
If your auction quoted text from our instruction manual, Web site, warranty,
or other printed material, you plagiarized our copyrighted work. We
control the use of all text, logos, photographs, images, products (including
their titles and descriptions), designs, and other information used
in any of our Web sites and in the finished products, which we design,
create, produce, sell, or otherwise handle. This control extends to
any of our eBay® auctions and eBay® store listings. We may therefore
search eBay® listings from time to time and take all appropriate
action to protect our copyrights and marks against unauthorized use
If your auction included the terms “Vapor Brothers,” “VB,”
or the VB logo, you failed to use our trademarks properly.
What is the proper way to use your trademarks?
you want to reference genuine Vaporbrothers® brand products, you
should follow these three guidelines to use our trademarks properly:
The mark should appear as one word followed by the trademark symbol:
® We also use the word “brand” following the mark.
Thus you would write: “Vaporbrothers® brand.”
Since there are many different Vaporbrothers® brand products,
the word “brand” must also be followed by the generic name
of the type of product you are selling, such as “vaporizers”
or “herb blends.” For example, you might say “We only
sell genuine Vaporbrothers® brand vaporizers.”
When you use our marks to identify a Vaporbrothers® product, take
care that you avoid giving the impression that you own the marks. You
can safely avoid this misunderstanding if you include a notice statement
that says: “Vaporbrothers® is a trademark of Vaporbrothers, Inc.” or “Vaporbrothers® and the VB logo are trademarks of Vaporbrothers, Inc.”