Nicest cease and desist letter ever

A classic lesson from old No.7 that asking nicely and focusing on a win-win can pay MASSIVE dividends for all parties concerned. Check out the full article about this letter here at Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/avidan/2012/07/26/the-worlds-nicest-cease-and-desist-letter-ever-goes-viral-sells-books/

Cheers to you Jack…

The reality of the situation is that this is actually typical action. I sent this letter to my network of lawyers and their unanimous response was along the lines of

“Ha!   These are the letters they send out when they haven’t got a legal leg to stand on.   The newspaper we act for still regularly receives very polite letters from the US owner of a US trade mark very politely asking the paper to stop using the plain English words which correspond with its trade mark.  As if.  You can also guarantee that if they had a legal leg to stand on the letter would be very different in tone.” 

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  1. thesikri says:

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