A Very Strange Request

The following correspondence originally took place through email…

2011-09-14 - A Very Strange Request

From: Rayn <rayn@letitrayn.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 10:39 PM
To: rayn@acidrayn.com;
Subject: Trademark

Hey!

Rayn, Female Producer here. I want to first say I respect what you’re doin’
in this music business. Keep doin’ your thing! However with that said, you
are using a trademarked name owned by me. I wanted to drop a message to
ask you to refrain from using the name “Rayn”. I know it can be a touchy
subject when you’ve become attached to a name but I’m contacting everyone
who is using my name before sending legal cease and desist orders. Feel
free to contact me through email at LetItRayn@gmail.com or here. Thanks

Rayn

———————————My Reply———————————

From: Rayn <Rayn@acidrayn.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 12:39 AM
To: rayn@letitrayn.com; LetItRayn@gmail.com;
Subject: Fw: Trademark

Hi, Latoya. Rayn Kleipe, here. Sorry for the delay! It’s been a busy week.
I’ll start by thanking you for your respect. I will definitely keep doin’ my
thing – though music isn’t business for me: it’s personal! With that said, I
will not be able to comply with your request that I refrain from using my
birth name. Simply put, I have owned it for 31 years – long before you
registered it as a trademark – and, I have no intention of stopping now. I
truly hope you can appreciate my position, and drop this non-issue. Good
day.

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