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    OmoMan111 reacted to Kyuu for a blog entry, PSA: Rearz Inc. attempting to trademark "Omutsu"   
    How would it make you feel if OmoOrg one day tried to trademark the term "Omorashi"?
    What if we made it clear we owned the word and legally banned the community from making use of the term?
    You'd probably be pretty mad, right? Justifiably so.
     
    Unfortunately, that is exactly what a Canadian company called Rearz, Inc. is trying to do with the term Omutsu.
    Omutsu, as you may already know, is essentially just Japanese for "diaper." It is a term we use widely in OmoOrg's AB/DL community, as it goes hand-in-hand with Omorashi.
     
    It's important to note that this is not the first time Rearz, Inc. has done this, either.
    Last year, the company notoriously attempted to trademark the term ABDL, leading to widespread company backlash that eventually forced them to abandon their pursuits.
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180108/07500338956/community-backlash-leads-adult-diaper-company-to-drop-trademark-application-abdl.shtml
     
    Now they are at it again, this time over the terms Omutsu and Onesie,
     
    You can find the patent application for Omutsu here:
    http://www.ic.gc.ca/app/opic-cipo/trdmrks/srch/viewTrademark?id=1922466&lang=eng&tab=reg
     
    Despite widespread outlash, Rearz Inc. has opted to completely ignore the communities outcry; going as far as to block people who demand an explanation for the trademark applications on Twitter.
    I have personally reached out to Rearz Inc. several times in a request for a comment or some explanation, and warned that if they did not at least respond to the community on this issue, I would publish an official article on OmoOrg calling them out for it. Over 1 month later, we're still waiting.
     
    If you agree with me that a company trying to trademark general words such as "Omutsu" and "ABDL" is shady and should not be tolerated, help make your voice heard.
    Call them out for trademark trolling on their Twitter and elsewhere. We can either make sure as many people as possible realize what they are doing, or ideally force them to abandon their trademark applications again.
    https://twitter.com/RearzInc
     
    Regardless of what happens, I want to be clear that even if their trademark for Omutsu is granted in Canada, OmoOrg has no intentions of recognizing it.
    Outside of Canada, it is not legally valid to have a trademark of generic foreign words, and as such, their trademark application is not valid or enforceable outside of the country.
    Regardless, these kinds of things should not be tolerated based on principle alone. What they are doing is shady and harmful to the community as a whole, which is why I strongly suggest everyone boycott this company and continue calling them out for what they do until they eventually do the right thing and abandon their shady trademark pursuits.
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    OmoMan111 reacted to Kyuu for a blog entry, Gallery organization updates   
    Hello OmoOrg! I hope you all had an enjoyable New Year! Today I will highlight some recent changes to OmoOrg's gallery system.
     
    Categorization changes
    The biggest and most obvious change to the gallery system is we have done away with the old "Female/Male" centric categories.
    Having tons of different sub-categories just for Male and Female content created a needless layer of complexity for our artists and gallery contributors. It also made accurately organizing content that featured both male and female participants impossible.
    I have removed this system in favor of a simplified 4-category tag-based platform, which you can read about in more detail here:
     
    Album prefixes
    In place of the old category-based system, you can now instead identify predominantly Male/Female artwork albums via the gender prefix (the same prefix used for forum topics). In the future, you will be able to filter albums by male/female as well.

     
    Navigational changes
    Previously, whenever you clicked on an image inside a gallery album, it would open a lightbox to view the image.
    This was incredibly annoying for albums containing comics and has been changed so it redirects you to the actual gallery image page instead, where you can freely use the arrow keys to navigate.
     
    Image download button on gallery lightboxes
    And lastly, a small addition: you can now download images directly from the lightbox (useful for images embedded into posts or other areas of the site).
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