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Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-08-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,538
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: non affiliated crossfit

You guys are right. Comparative advertising is not a violation of trademark laws. The Chevrolet ad during the Super Bowl, where Chevy trucks were claimed to be tougher than Ford trucks, is an...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,538
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: non affiliated crossfit

Mark,

If you don't want to "rat them out", then don't, in which case they will keep ripping off the trademark until someone else reports them. However, I don't think reporting an intellectual...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-02-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,538
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: non affiliated crossfit

This is actually a huge issue that is getting progressively worse with the rising popularity of CrossFit™, so please report the gyms to IPTheft@crossfit.com, with as much contact/ID info on them as...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-23-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,533
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Compensation plan for new Box

Ryan,

Yes the rules apply to YMCAs. Send the info about them to iptheft@crossfit.com
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-23-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,848
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Will Crossfit get left out when licensure hits the fitness industry?

History has proven that licensing agencies, supposedly created to protect the public, are always joined at the hip with existing large players in any industry, and are specifically designed to keep...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-20-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,533
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Compensation plan for new Box

Ryan,

Trademark laws will prohibit the globo gym advertising CrossFit without affiliation, and CrossFit's rules will not allow the globo gym itself to Affiliate, instead they require the...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 05-15-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,605
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: starting classes at a ymca

Steven,

You can run fitness classes at the Y, & you may use what you know of CrossFit methods in the training, but neither you nor the Y may use the CrossFit brand name to describe, advertise, or...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 10-23-2010, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-18-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,076
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: New Level 1 License Agreement

Sam,

You are correct, the "method", the "formula" as you call it, is not patented or protected in any way. It is open to everyone. In fact, you may have noticed that the workouts have been on...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 06-17-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 26,076
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: New Level 1 License Agreement

CJ Kim has it right. Those of you that are confused are likely not making the distinction between the "CrossFit method," which is open to everyone, much of it free, and the "CrossFit brand name,"...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 03-27-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,967
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Making signing up a priority

What Steve Rakow said. To which I would add, in the intro session ask them how they found you, how they found out about CrossFit, what have they been doing before, and very importantly ask them what...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-02-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,920
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Training without affiliating

Helen,

The answers are: (1) Yes, you can. "Workout of the Day" and "WOD" are not copyrighted or trademarked. (2) No. First, you are not a "CrossFit certified Coach." You are a "CrossFit...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 02-19-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 20,920
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Training without affiliating

The guidelines in the FAQ are admittedly a little fuzzy, but it may help to understand where we want to draw the line, which is this: you cannot market or advertise using the CrossFit brand without...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-31-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,997
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Questions Regarding LLC's, Domain Names, Zoning, Certs, Insurance, Etc.

Although there is nothing in the domain registration procedures to prevent it, grabbing a domain with "CrossFit" in it is a trademark violation, just like grabbing a domain which contains Nike or...
Forum: Running a CrossFit Facility 01-13-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,659
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Globo Gym "CrossFit Friendly"

HQ very much appreciates having such things reported to them. In fact, they depend on such reports in their efforts to protect the CrossFit brand name. But they need much more information before...
Forum: Community 11-09-2007, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,923
Posted By Dan MacDougald
What To Look For In A Gym

Hi Folks,

I've been asked by a local newspaper to give my advice on what folks should look for in selecting a gym. I would appreciate suggestions from the group. Here's my draft answer:

"I...
Forum: Fitness 08-26-2007, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,449
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Re: Question for Rugby Playing Crossfitters

Getting the right answer to this question is a continual experiment, but assuming that your practices are Tue/Thur and that they have an adequate fitness component, my recommendations are very close...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2007, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,801
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Use a 2x4 on top as a straight edge to start the...

Use a 2x4 on top as a straight edge to start the cut, then move the 2x4 under the mat, with the cut hanging just off the edge of the 2x4 so that it falls open as you cut.
Forum: Community 04-30-2007, 06:50 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 24,135
Posted By Dan MacDougald
I absolutely hate the ganster rap music that was...

I absolutely hate the ganster rap music that was on that WOD video. It's repulsive, morally degenerate, and as insulting and degrading to women as is possible for me to imagine. It also glorifies...
Forum: Fitness 04-30-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Jeff, The current issue of USA Weightlifting's...

Jeff,
The current issue of USA Weightlifting's magazine has an extensive article on training children. It posits that there should be different areas of focus for kids of different ages. As I...
Forum: Community 04-01-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,534
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Fantastic. Couldn't happen to a nicer person. ...

Fantastic. Couldn't happen to a nicer person. Congratulations.
Forum: Digital Coaching 03-30-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,656
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Yes, I probably should have taken videos with...

Yes, I probably should have taken videos with lighter weights, but he was power snatching 60kg before going to 70kg (his PR), and I didn't think there was much to learn from that.

When he missed...
Forum: Fitness 03-30-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,047
Posted By Dan MacDougald
All you need to do to convince yourself that heel...

All you need to do to convince yourself that heel strike running is unnatural is to try to run barefooted with a heel strike. You'll be cured of it very quickly.

As for the slowtwitch guy's...
Forum: Digital Coaching 03-30-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,656
Posted By Dan MacDougald
This is a boy at CrossFit Atlanta, Vasiliy...

This is a boy at CrossFit Atlanta, Vasiliy Buharin, wt 68kg, snatching 70 kg on his 3rd attempt. Failed on 1st two attempts.
Forum: Fitness 03-12-2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,123
Posted By Dan MacDougald
Knocking the snot out of the ball with the big...

Knocking the snot out of the ball with the big stick is one of more the addictive thrills of golf. Hard temptation to resist. Good luck trying with to be "more mature."
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