“You are in contemp of the United States Trademark laws. I am the ONLY person who has a current trademark on the words WINE LADY. Nobody and no one is legally allowed to use those words as a website, in a website, in a business, etc. I dare you to check the US Trademark section to confirm my claim!
You are hereby notified, this 4th day of February 2012, to cease and desist from using the term WINE LADY or any format of that name whatsoever. Failure to do so will prompt an immediate lawsuit against you and your company.”
SO SUE ME!!
I received this comment regarding an entry I made previously in reference to a friend who had helped Ole make wine and pack up all his wine for moving. Some folks just don’t have enough to do. After doing a bit of research I found out that this woman’s name is Kathleen Adams and she’s from Oregon. My suspicion is that she has trademarked a number of phrases and spends her time searching the internet for situations where the trademarked term is used and then threatens lawsuits. Whether she follows through on them or not I don’t know. But I guess this would be one way to make a few bucks. Then again, maybe she gets her chuckles from intimidating innocent people.
I did check the trademark website, and she indeed has trademarked the term “wine lady.” But after reading further into the rules and regs, I was in no way trying to promote or sell a product using this term – it was simply a reference to a friend and her assistance. And Number Two – The Adventures of Ole and Lena is most definitely NOT a company in any way, shape or form. God watch over the world if it was (chuckle).
Either I seem to have a knack for getting myself in trouble for what I write, or there are getting to be a lot of kooks out there that are looking for trouble. If you remember a previous entry I wrote referencing “gypsies,” I was called on the carpet by some young college student who was backed up by her professor that I was being racist or some such dumb thing. The comments on that entry got quite interesting and heated. http://oleandlena.areavoices.com/2011/03/29/life-as-a-gypsy-part-2/
But like a true Norwegian, I refused to change my mind and most certainly didn’t change my blog. And I don’t intend to this time either.
A couple of days ago I posted a picture on Facebook of a young man from what I assume was a Muslim country wearing a shirt that depicted the Twin Towers being hit and falling down. Of course he was smiling and obviously someone had gone to a lot of trouble to produce this shirt, probably in large quantities, and sell it.
I made some remarks about “not forgetting” and being skeptical and untrusting of that particular religion because of their belief that the entire Christian community worldwide should be wiped out. Instantly I was reprimanded by a very liberal ex-friend about what an uncompassionate person I am and that I really need to take the “hate” out of my life. I could go on about that, but it’s just not worth it.
So now I’ve had my say, for whatever it’s worth, probably not much. I’m tired of all the kooks and nut jobs in the world that are coming out of the woodwork, making all kinds of noise and influencing this country in the negative direction it’s going. It’s time for the conscientious, intelligent thinkers to rise up and do something. Unfortunately, I’m about ready to “hermitize” myself, move out to the far Back Woods and be one of those folks who meets you at the door with a shotgun when you drive up on my property. If we hadn’t just bought a new house and I’m so busy “Lena-izing” it, I would just do that.