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2012-07-22 22:25:54.984284+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Jack Daniels shows how you write a cease and desist for trademark violations letter. The letter itself, when compared to the cover of Broken Piano For President, looks like a bit of an overreach, I don't think anyone would really confuse the book with the liquor, but I'm not up on my finer points of trademark law, and I think the approach the letter takes is clearly the right way to do such things.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-23 04:55:06.04086+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

Elements of the design are used on the liquor bottle and "a wide variety of consumer merchanise.":

Of course, the author could argue that Tom Robbin's Still Life with Woodpecker didn't diminish the Camel Cigarette Brand:

#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-23 12:05:06.212488+00 by: Larry Burton

With the grace of that letter, though, it kind of takes the wind out of arguing that point.

Also, I'm not sure it diminishes the brand as much as it weakens the trademark.