Dennis_Ottey - 8:56 pm on Apr 11, 2003 (gmt 0)
We just had out attorneys send a C&D and we are livid that someone would take advantage of our work and optimize using out name. It is registered and we paid good money to protect the name.
As and example, I know of a billiard chain that uses "state" billiards. This is protected as a TM and is registered. If someone used my trade marked name in that order for any purpose, we would not only send a C&D, but would seek reparations for any money made as a result of the use of the name. This is not bullying, it is protecting our rights. If you think you might be infringing, then my advice is to do the right thing. If you don't think you are, sit tight and see if they are serious.
The best advice in this string is to check with an attorney. You may not be infringing. On the other hand, would you take medical advice from an internet e-mail string?