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True Geordie warns Heineken against ‘copying’ YouTube trademark

Published: 7/Aug/2020 17:39 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:22

by Jacob Hale

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In one of the more bizarre feuds to pop up in the YouTube space, UK creator True Geordie has hit Dutch brewery Heineken with a stern warning not to use a name he has trademarked.

True Geordie has become somewhat of a big name in the UK YouTube scene. He hosted the first Logan Paul v KSI fight, as well as a podcast that regularly gets in big-name guests such as Logan himself, boxer Tyson Fury and comedy extraordinaire Ricky Gervais.

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While wrestling between the YouTube space and breaking into the mainstream, though, True Geordie — real name Brian Davis — was obviously shocked to see Heineken announce a show with the same name as one he hosts.

Ricky Gervais on The True Geordie Podcast
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The True Geordie Podcast has hosted some major names, including Ricky Gervais.

With the return of the UEFA Champions League on August 7, Heineken tweeted out that they would be celebrating by hosting a livestream on YouTube and Facebook, calling the show “The Kick Off.”

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Anyone familiar with True Geordie will know that he already runs his own show called The Kick Off, in which he discusses everything going on in the world of football.

Immediately upon seeing the tweet posted by Heineken, Davis sent them a warning, explaining that he owns the trademark for ‘The Kick Off’ and suggesting they change the name “to save this going any further.”

Obviously, it’s unclear what the end result could be here. Heineken’s show appears to, technically, be called ‘The Kick off Powered by Defected’, which could mean there is no incrimination on Geordie’s trademark.

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It’s also unclear whether the creator’s trademark is held exclusively in the UK or whether it stands internationally — if that’s the case, then Holland-based Heineken should have absolutely no issues.

Whatever comes from this ordeal, we’ll be sure to update the story if and when something happens.

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Bryce Hall reveals why he uploaded viral street fight video

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:23

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and TikTok star Bryce Hall came under fire after uploading a video that showed himself attempting to break up a fight between the Sway House boys and a bystander — and now, he’s revealed his side of the story.

The video, originally taken on September 23, sparked outrage among Hall’s fanbase after being posted on October 4, with many critics calling out the influencer for what appeared to be bad behavior.

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However, Sway House member Nick Bean clarified what took place in an Instagram Live stream, stating that the altercation had been his fault and that things ultimately ended on a happy note, while also claiming the incident was “misrepresented” by media outlets.

This didn’t stop some commenters from still finding fault with the situation — especially since a few choice homophobic slurs had been thrown out during the video.

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Bryce Hall later told his side of the story during an episode of his “Capital University” podcast on October 7, seeming to confirm Bean’s version of events: A drunk Bean had tossed a traffic cone onto a nearby car, causing the owner to come out of a restaurant to assess the situation.

Bryce claimed that the car’s owner punched Bean in the face twice, leading to the all-out brawl seen in the video. Just like Bean’s statement, he claimed that the group made up in the end; but that wasn’t all he revealed.

The TikToker also explained why he’d even uploaded the video in the first place, stating that he wanted to get ahead of the media outlets to prevent any misinterpreting of the situation.

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“We didn’t actually know that there was a video,” Hall admitted, referring to the now-viral clip originally taken from a paparazzi outlet. “I actually tweeted out the video, because I knew it was going to come out. I didn’t want the press articles to switch up the story at all. So I tweeted it out.”

At long last, Hall has finally cleared up the events leading up to the viral video; and while some fans are understanding, it doesn’t look like internet critics are willing to let this one go, regardless of his and Bean’s explanation.

What’s your take on the fight? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending!

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