|Forum topic by closetguy||posted 1667 days ago||3231 views||2 times favorited||79 replies|
1667 days ago
I got this email today from a guy today claiming intellectual design infringement on, I guess, one of my cutting board styles. I’ve never heard of this company so I went out and looked at his web site and some of his boards look like one of mine. In fact, according to his email, he says I can’t use all walnut for a cutting board? Is this absurd or what? Email Follows:
I just found several of your end grain cutting boards on www.etsy.com and your website that are styled after my uniquie look. This is intellectual design property that is owned by (Name Omittted) Once you go to my website, you will immediately see the design that you have used. I have no problem with the other busy designs that you make, but to copy my design was either a mistake by accident or a blaten infringment. I am asking you to stop using my design and pull and destroy all look-a-like product you have as inventory. The solid walnut end grain cutting board is also very close to infringment too. As this board is a staple product on Food Network and has been for many, many years.
I hope you can see the view from my eyes, as if someone copied your design you’d ask them to stop as well. I will give you 30 days to comply or we will start litigation and seek monetary damages.
Thank you for your prompt response.
I think he is referring to this board
-- I don't make mistakes, only design changes....www.dgmwoodworks.com