[ic] violation of our trademark at your site - Please Respond

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Fri Oct 28 15:26:07 EDT 2005

Quoting Greg Boehnlein (damin at nacs.net):
> On Thu, 27 Oct 2005, Edward Conlin & Associates wrote:
> > To whom it may concern,
> > 
> > In re:
> > http://www.icdevgroup.org/pipermail/interchange-users/2005-September/043840.html
> > 
> > Representing the trademark owner of the name "Stock
> > Maven" I am first writing to request that you stop
> > using the name and consider using an alternative that
> > would be satisfactory to both yourself and to the
> > trademark owner of "Stock Maven".
> > 
> > The owner of the name "Stock Maven" wants all older web
> > pages you have to also reflect the new name change you
> > make or to be taken off the internet.
> > 
> > I am hopeful that this can be resolved in a mutually
> > pleasant matter.  
> > 
> > I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest
> > convenience.
> > 
> > Warm regards,
> > Edward Conlin
> This is quite funny. An attorney is contacting a mailing list about an 
> archived SPAM letter that was delivered to the mailing list. I had a good 
> chuckle about the absurdity of the situation when I read the link that was 
> contained.
> First, why not contact the original author of the E-mail in question which 
> appears to be "blaine at macrae.com"? Certainly the author is culpable for 
> misuse of the trademark.
> Second, if "Stock Maven" is trademarked, then certainly "stock Maven", 
> which is NOT capitalized would fall under a different trademark?
> Ohh.. wait.. I can't really continue this.. I'm laughing too hard to 
> type...
> Mr. Conlin.. good luck with your crusade, and please keep us all informed 
> as to the progress that you achieve. You might also consider suing 
> everyone in Goole that returns a hit for the term "Stock Maven", as well 
> as Google itself.

I could take it down, but I want to see what lengths they will go to. It
could be that it is simply a bot doing something. If indeed
Mr. Conlin wants to give notice he will have to send me a paper letter
on his letterhead. Email is not a valid delivery mechanism for a

If he identifies his client perhaps we will take it down. I won't 
do it on the basis of a random email from someone claiming to be
an attorney for an unnamed client. 8-)

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
phone +1.765.647.1295  tollfree 800-949-1889 <mike at perusion.com>

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public
relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. -- Dick Feynman

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