Swedish game developer laughs, publishes cease-and-desist letter on internet.
By Tim Colwill on July 11, 2013 at 8:48 am
Once again another company has fundamentally misunderstood the nature of “user-generated content”. Putt-Putt, a mini-golf company (who are very famous, according to their letter) are threatening to take Mojang to court over Google search results which show people have used Minecraft to recreate some of their “iconic” mini-golf courses.
Putt-Putt, apparently confusing “Minecraft players” with “Mojang”, insist in their letter that “Mojang AB has been using, without authorization, our famous Putt-Putt trademarks in connection with their business”, and worry that people might get confused that there is some commercial relationship between Minecraft and Putt-Putt mini-golf.
Naturally the first thing Mojang did was to publish the cease-and-desist letter online and roundly make fun of it, so we’re jumping on that bandwagon as well. Take a read of it here and join us in laughter.
Putt-Putt have not commented again on the issue, and chances are they will probably just walk quietly away. But let’s hope they don’t, because frivolous lawsuits are the best kind of lawsuits.
Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun