Hartz’ brazen attempts to censor our message has just gone a step further.
Early in the morning, on 3/16/12, Broken Hartz affiliates stumbled upon this:
Broken Hartz was very fortunate to catch this when we did because shortly after grabbing this screenshot, Pinterest updated. The Hartz logo is still visible, but not as clearly as it had been.
With this most-recent offense, Hartz has gone on full-tilt, boldly attempting to associate their trademark with the Broken Hartz/Broken Hartz Pets servicemark. This action comes right on the heels of Hartz crying to Twitter we were guilty of confusing the public and legally requiring us to state the lack of affiliation between our respective organizations.
Readers, Hartz’ response regarding our claims has been made.
We are right and Hartz’ only options are to try and bury the truth or cease operation due to overwhelming public backlash.
Hartz already has a Pinterest.com account. You’ll notice Hartz doesn’t bother doing anything with its official Pinterest page either:
For reference, here is Pinterest.com/HartzPets, after the update:
Thankfully, Pinterest has a friendlier complaint interface than Facebook although, it too asks for personal details. We feel this matter will be more cut and dry than the Facebook offense, seeing as how Hartz was stupid enough to actually put their logo on the offending page. Plus, Broken Hartz is already on Pinterest:
Here is Pinterest.com/BrokenHartz, after Pinterest updated. You’ll notice our mark didn’t get screwed up like Hartz’ did. BH has just got it like that:
If you’re ever in Pinterest town, check us out. We take a different approach on Pinterest, which some may find more agreeable to our guerrilla warfare tactics on Twitter.
This one’s going to cost you dearly, Hartz.
Your answer is clear.
Your attempts to contain us are failing.
You have lost.
UPDATE: HARTZ HAS REMOVED THEIR TRADEMARK FROM PINTEREST.COM/BROKENHARTZPETS.
After seeing our post on the morning of 3/16/12, Hartz scrambled to hide what they had done by removing the offending Hartz trademark from the Pinterest.com/BrokenHartzPets page.
With so many to choose from at the moment, Broken Hartz is not entirely sure which moron is currently steering Hartz Mountain Corporation’s sinking ship, but whoever it is seems to be forgetting the matter of our screenshots.
The screenshots of your offense have been submitted to Pinterest in order to clearly document what you have done, Hartz.
UPDATE: Pinterest responded four days later.