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Number 420782 Date 11/19/2012 Status Assignee Actual Savings Amount Disputed Estimated Savings Closed Richard, Michelle $0.00 $200.00 $200.00

Location Vancouver - Consumer Protection Division NAICS 541920-Photographic Services

Name Frederico C DeVoe 316 Columbia Pt Dr Richland, WA 99352 Phone Day (509) 531-7570 Phone Evening Email (509) 531-7570 wellspokeninterpreting@gm

Name Getty Images 605 5th Ave S Ste 400 Seattle, WA 98104 McCormack Intellectual Property Law 617 Lee St Seattle, WA 98109 Contact Phone (206) 925-6753 Toll Free Email copyright.complian m legal@mccormackle

(206) 381-8888

Name Contact Phone Contact Phone Email

Code 632 640 Practice Rules & enforcement Fees

Date Added 11/19/2012 Activity Type Email to Respondent Activity R 1st Letter to Respondent To:;


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Date Added 11/19/2012 12/4/2012 12/4/2012 12/4/2012 12/10/2012 12/10/2012

Activity Type Email to Complainant Email from Respondent Phone Call from Respondent Phone Call to Counsel Email to Complainant Email to Respondent

Activity C 1st Letter to Complainant To: See A.pdf for attachment v.m. asked for return call 206-330-0108 (Laura?)

Csup Closing Adjusted Enclosure Included (CADJ) To: Rsup Closing Adjusted (R-ADJ) To:;

12/10/2012 12/10/2012

Resolution-CLOSED ADJUSTED Email from Complainant


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Complaint Description
Description We have been harassed by Getty Images since early July 2011 about images that we allegedly used on our website ( upon checking the website we confirmed that we did not use their image. An un-returned voice mail was left for Getty Images nothing further was heard until we received a letter from McCormack Intellectual Property Law requesting a settlement in full within 21 days of the letter. We feel their claim is fraudulent and have no intention to pay. Expected resolution details: Withdraw fraudulent complaint



From: McCormack Legal [] Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 12:04 PM To: ATG MI Vancouver CRC Subject: RE: 420782 : A notice from the Washington State Attorney General'sOffice - Case Number: 1090897 - Our Response Due - December 18, 2012 Dear Ms. Richard, Attached is our response to Mr. DeVoe’s complaint. A hard copy will follow by mail. Sincerely, Lauren Kingston Attorney at Law McCormack Intellectual Property Law Business Law PS Mailing Address 617 Lee Street Seattle, WA 98109 Tel: 206-381-8888 Direct: 206-330-0108 Fax: 206-381-1988 Internet Address <> E: This e-mail may contain confidential information which is legally privileged. The information is solely for the use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution or other use of the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify us by return e-mail and delete this message. Thank you.




v.m. asked for return call 206-330-0108 (Laura?)




Spoke with McCormack representative, Lauren, who elaborated on her letter. She explained that Getty will not be seeking compensation at present.


617 Lee Street Seattle, WA 98109 USA p.206-381-8888/f.206.381.1988

Timothy B. McCormack

Attorney at Law

December 3, 2012

Via US Mail & Email Ms. Michelle Richard Complaint Analyst Consumer Protection Division Attorney General of Washington 1220 Main Street, Suite 549 Vancouver, WA 98660 Tel: (360) 759-2152 Email:

Re: Frederico C DeVoe Your File Number: 420782 Our Case Number: 1090897 Dear Ms. Richard: We are in receipt of the complaint filed by Frederico C. DeVoe that you forwarded to us on November 19, 2012. Our firm acts as outside legal counsel to Getty Images in pursuing copyright infringement claims. This case was sent to our office for further handling because Frederico C. DeVoe and Getty Images were unable to resolve the matter internally. Enclosed are screenshots of the imagery as identified on Mr. DeVoe’s website According to Getty Images’ files, no valid license for the use was in place. Display of the image without a license is copyright infringement. McCormack Intellectual Property Law PS and Getty Images acted appropriately in pursuing the unauthorized use of Getty Images’ intellectual property.

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Recently, our client Getty Images has reported to us that the matter has since been resolved and we have closed the case against Frederico C. DeVoe and Well Spoken Interpreting. Should you require any additional information about this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely,

Timothy B. McCormack

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