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Okt 07, 2020
Anca Draganescu-Pinawin, IP Counsel, Novagraaf, Switzerland
First published at www.novagraaf.com


Threats with a smile: The cease-and-desist letter in a ...


Anca Draganescu-Pinawin, IP Counsel, Novagraaf, Switzerland, First published at www.novagraaf.comOn 23 September 2020, Bill Murray was sent a cease-and-desist letter by Peter Paterno of the law firm King, Holmes, Paterno and Soriano LLP, representing the rock band the Doobie Brothers. The letter called out William Murray Golf, the apparel brand set up by Murray and his five brothers (in a nod to one of his career-defining roles as a deranged gamekeeper in Caddyshack), for using the Doobie Brothers’ song Listen to the Music, among others, without permission. Given the dry, even stodgy phrasing one might expect  read more