Our attorneys tell me that our best response to the Cease and Desist letter we received is to continue operations and send a Cease and Desist of our own. I’m still blown away by the fact that someone wants to have the Bush Buttplug market all to themselves. I didn’t think the market was really all that tight. We are fighting fire with fire. Now that our CND has been delivered, it is okay for me to publish it.
Dear Sir or Madam:
The law firm of Plize, Danat, and Gother is intellectual property and litigation counsel to TerrorSuspect.com. It has come to our attention that you are the registrant of a website selling and distributing anal stimulating toys in the likeness of George W. Bush and that you are using this “buttplug” to maintain a Web site devoted to creating fear, uncertainty, and doubt about the President of the United States.
Please be advised that TerrorSuspect.com is the holder of the trademark “Bushplug,” which the United States Patent and Trademark office has accepted for registration on the Principal Register. Since 2006, my client has used the “Bushplug” mark in connection with its quality anal toy products, and in that time, the Bushplug mark has become famous worldwide. Internet users looking for George Bush Buttplug clearly expect to find my client’s products.
You are hereby warned and notified to CEASE AND DESIST your use of the likeness of George W. Bush, which you have obviously registered and continue to use in bad faith. If you do not immediately cease and desist, we will take all action necessary to protect our mark. Your failure to comply will result in my client’s full and forceful prosecution of all of its rights, and you could incur liability for damages in excess of $100,000 and responsibility for our attorneys’ fees.
Oscar Gother, Esq