I just last night found out that the handle I use and have been using the last 17 years (amanda36c) had a trademarked filed on January 5th, 2014. This coming just 2 days prior to Streamate kicking me off their platform.
I screenshot this because often, information is changed in the records soon after I point it out. Here is the originating url of the trademark pending and below is the screenshot I took just today. http://www.trademarks411.com/marks/86157698-amanda36c
I received an e-mail from Streamate support telling me my account was closed, after I informed them their marketing director, Christophe Peyras, was behind the harassment. I showed Shawn Boday, the owner, proof of this, which he denied (was I expecting him to admit his involvement? Of course not!). His response, via Skype (copied and pasted):
[06/01/2014 4:09:04 PM] shawn.boday: ….. You’ve provided some twitter links that I am having researched
Once I figure out who operates those twitter accounts I will deal with it accordingly
The Twitter accounts he was referring to were (amongst several others):
On January 5th, 2014 (prior to my conversation with Mr Boday), I took this screenshot, shows the account was open for public viewing. Two days later, they locked their tweets.
On January 7th, 2014, following my report to Streamate’s owner, where he replied he would look into it, that Twitter account was locked.
On January 4th, MrCJenkins’ (another Peyras persona) account was open and, just like @StreamatePage3 above, was locked on the 7th.
On the 5th, open.
On the 7th, locked
He later re-opened both accounts and all the rude tweets to me were deleted. A few days later, he closed them again. This continued for some time. Open, close. Open, close. Etc.
Are you still following? Now, let’s go back to @StreamatePage3 for a second. I want to point out the games they play. I later noticed that @StreamatePage3 no longer existed and found that odd, so I performed a search for it on Twitter, thinking (hoping) perhaps my report to Twitter got it taken down. Well, no such luck but I did discover that my search for @StreamatePage3 resulted in what you see in the screenshot below. StreamatePage3′s Twitter name was changed by the owner of the account (Peyras), to @BigFloppyDnkeyD .. on what date? Why the 7th of January 2014, of course!
The next day, my performer account was closed, with no explanation other than this poor, ambiguous excuse. Nice job of “figuring out who operates those Twitter accounts”, Boday. This is what happens when you report things to Streamate. If they are involved, or it is their recruiters doing it, things just disappear, right along with your performer account. Speaks volumes to what is really going on.
Have to wonder if trademarking performers’ names is what this was about, all along. Veteran hosts, performers who are savvy to the bullshit going on in this industry seem to be the biggest targets. Why trademark my name now, after I have been using it for seventeen years? Oh and the guy who apparently filed for this trademark just happens to be Catherine(Tayler)’s ex, Clint Bialkoski. It’s all right here. See for yourself. http://www.trademarks411.com/trademark-search?q=amanda36c&logo=&o=&oa=&c=&ic=&ld=&gs=&sort=&x=70&y=27 Performers, try the search and see if someone has (or is trying to) trademark your handle, too. This is public record, easily found with a Google search. Something else that is public record are the trademark filings which, according to these dates, she trademarks MY name before her own! Here’s the one she (along with her ex), filed for amanda36c http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer?caseId=sn86157698&docId=FTK20140108062736#docIndex=5&page=1 This is her own, where she uses the name Catherine Peyras http://tsdr.uspto.gov/documentviewer?caseId=sn86166027&docId=FTK20140118071913#docIndex=1&page=1 BUT, if you look at this, http://www.bizapedia.com/people/CATHERINE-STLOUIS.html , she uses yet another name with Altgirlmedia. but the address is the same in her CatherineTayler trademark as it is in the company Altgirlmedia. 20012 Wallingford Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133. Interesting. Brings me to wonder who is really behind this. I don’t see any reason for a simple camgirl/recruiter to give a damn about owning my trademark when she has her own, along with plenty of girls under her recruiting ‘agency’ on Streamate.
Camgirls should all beware of people trying to trademark their names. I’m certain this is not the first time this has happened, nor am I the first they (whoever is behind this) have done this to. I do believe I am able to stop this from actually going through. Don’t hold your breath on that ‘pending’ status, Catherine. That was really cheap, but, I expect no less from you. Send your boss this for me: “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.“. His favorite saying. He needs to know that sometimes, our persistence causes us to react stupidly, foolishly and result in errors that cannot be repaired, deleted or hidden.