A few days ago, we got a call from Zack Phillips over at Kink telling us about some pretty crazy stuff that’s been happening over their way.First he told us about how they got served with a cease and desist order on their Badger bars (Zack will fill you in below), then he told us about this crazy scene that went down behind their building (see photos). A day in the life? Better bring your riot gear…
CEASE AND DESIST
A few weeks ago, a couple of days after our most recent ad came out featuring the new KC Badger bars I got a certified letter from the Collegiate Licensing Company. Once I saw who it was from, I knew we were in trouble. I read the letter over and over again and it didn’t get any better each time I read it. They had a long laundry list of questions and demands that include us immediately stopping production of the Badger bars. If you have not seen the ad or pictures of them, the logo on them is similar to the University of Wisconsin’s “Bucky Badger”. They saw this as infringement on the university copy-righted logo. I wrote a very detailed letter explaining our situation and that we had not sold any and would not sell any with the “Bucky” style sticker on them. After sending that letter and waiting, today we received the “all-clear-as-long-as-I’m-telling-the-truth” letter back from them. We already have a new logo in the works and the new Badger bars should be available in about four weeks. It has been a very stressful few weeks with the possibility of fines larger then I could imagine. -Zack
5-0 IN (OKAY, BEHIND) THE HOUSE!
I wouldn’t say our warehouse is “in” the ghetto (slightly south of it, on the other side of the street), but every month or so from my office window I see a gathering of police officers getting ready for a raid or something. Usually it’s about six or so officers, but today I saw the most cops, machine guns and even a battling ram Hummer. They hung out in our lot for a few hours before loading up and taking off, all hanging on to the side of the Hummer or in the back of the bakery truck. While they were here, Matt took these photos from our office and some from hanging out our window. Rochester, you gotta love it!