BizCom in the News readers may recall the U.S. Olympics Committee's recent cease-and-desist letter to knitters, which didn't go over too well. This time, we have a much more polite example of a legal attempt to stop a trademark violation.
The book author acknowledged that the letter was nice:
"...perhaps, the most polite cease and desist ever written. If it wasn't signed by some lawyer, I'd imagine ol' Gentleman Jack penning it himself, twirling his bushy mustache."
However, he didn't take the company's offer to reprint the book:
"In case you're wondering, no, my publisher, Lazy Fascist Press, will not be taking them up on their offer. We're proudly independent and don't need any of that sweet corporate booze money to redo the cover."
- What risks does a company such as Jack Daniel's take in writing a non-traditional legal letter?
- Can you find the modifier problem in the letter excerpt? How can you fix it?