Thursday, January 05, 2006

Flavor Aid Report in Legal Trouble

I just received the following letter:

Dear Sir or Madam:

My name is Floyd Gleebermeyer. I am the chief inside legal counsel for Jel Sert - the company that manufactures and sells the tasty soft drink Flavor Aid.

"Flavor Aid" and the character "Skippy the Straw" are registered trademarks of Jel Sert (number XXXXXXXXXXX). Therefore your use of the Flavor Aid name and the image of Jel Sert's "Skippy the Straw" character are an infringement of Jel Sert's mark and intellectual property rights. Additionally, while we can't help the fact that the Flavor Aid product is associated with the Jonestown mass-suicide, we cannot, and will not, tolerate our fine product's association with your blog.

We insist that you cease and desist from any further use of the "Flavor Aid" name and the "Skippy the Straw" character. We fully intend to pursue all legal remedies at our disposal if you do not comply.

Warm Regards,

Floyd A. Gleebermeyer III esq.

Looks like another name change in the offing for us. I will confer with Bill. Perhaps sometime tonight.

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