DRUMMOND CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS: What about Copyrights ?…

Everyday, our staff members get frustrated about copyrights infringements from other designers, builders or home manufacturers.  We all know that all the other honnest design firms know what we are talking about!…

Those copyright infringers will use your image, your design and everything that you worked hard on to promote their own company, without asking you any permission.  On the top of everything, they do not even answer your e-mails and if you have the opportunity to catch them over the phone, they will tell you that they promote your company by using your image and renderrings…

When that situation happens in Canada or un the United States, the laws help us and with a quick communication, usualy, the problem is solved.

But when the copyright infringement happens in Europe or in China, that’s another issue…

This is exactly what happens to Drummond House Plans right now with a company named Drummond Construction Systems;  based in Romania, and using the web address www.caseieftine.ro, this company is managed by Mr. Stefan Lipovicianu, who is one of our customer for the past 10 years.  Drummond Constrcution Systems bought about 8 plans over the last 10 years from Drummond House Plans.

Here are the lists of problems we experienced with Drummond Construction Systems:

This company says that they are our distributor (or Partner) in Romania, which is false!  This is mis-representation; they are a customer, not a distributor.  So, STRIKE 1!…

If you have the chance to visit their website, you will notice that Drummond House Plans is “everywhere”;  they promote most of our designs and never got any licence from us to do so !…  They tell us that if a customer want one of our design, they will order the plan from us;  how come they keep hundreds of our designs, illegaly, if they bought only 8 plans from us in the past 10 years?…  Some questions will never get answers….  So, Strike 2 !

The third strike is that Drummond Construction Systems uses our Company Logo, as you can notice on the image below !!!  The top logo is ours and the one in blue is theirs !…  So, Strike 3!

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Our message is always the same:  why a customer should trust a company that does not respect the copyrights and does some mis-representation to build the house of their dreams ?  If they act like this with us, what can they do with you ?

The biggest prpblem in that kind of issue, despite the fact that Mr. Lipovicianu never answered my e-mails, is the fact that some companies have a lack of creativity and originality and they need to use the other’s to promote their company…  Drummond Construction Systems also have their own Facebook page on which they use only our designs…  maybe a few others…

Some people will say:  “At least, they bought some plans!”   And ypou would be right.

BUT:  buying a set of plans allows you to build only one house!  It does not allow you to use our entire plan collection to promote your business, neither our logo, neither make people beleive that we have a special business relation…

By the way, why do you think they name their company “Drummond”?…   Strike 4!  You’re more than out !

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