More Stiletto

I got this note today.  Interesting.
“Dear Mr. Hughes,
I found a post online from you that refers to a confidential design bid proposal request.

It is highly unprofessional for you to start posting complaints about us and referring to a confidential bid request.

I also do not remember offering to pay anything for Bid Requests on the Project.

The project is ongoing and any damages from your releasing inappropriate confidential information may come back to haunt you.

Please immediately remove you references to our Bid Proposal and the “New Stiletto 10 Meter”, as you do not have trademark ownership or license to do so.

Regards,

Jay M. Phillips Managing Director – Stiletto Manufacturing, Inc.

Jay,

I tip my hat.  Well played.  The project is already generating controversy buzz and it is just beginning.  Only problem is nobody reads this blog.

I went back over the request email.  There is nothing about confidential.  Zero.  And I see no complaints.  Just reporting what I saw.  Is illegal for me to discuss a design?  Were my points not good? If I do several hours of unpaid work for you, surely I get an opinion on it.  And glancing back, they look good to me.

I’ve done a few start up projects.  It might have been useful to listen to some of my notes in the extensive emails we exchanged and the blog page.  A combination of my skill doing more with less, my stylist’s eye and Rafi’s folding system would have been killer.

6 thoughts on “More Stiletto”

  1. Looks like any number of dubious cease and desist letters that get sent out ad hoc for trivial reasons or some imagined slight.

  2. Sounds like he doesn’t want to pay! He probably got the bill. Was it uncustomary or unreasonable?

  3. You’d think the minor bit of publicity would be welcome, along with some comments. It is obvious to me which comments were useful.
    A design belongs to the designer, unless he sells the rights. I liked your concept for the 32 foot cat and hope it comes back in a wonderful way.

  4. DAN

    From original blog.

    http://multihullblog.com/2015/05/new-stiletto-catamaran/#comments

    Kurt says:

    May 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Paid zero. they would not pay for anything. guessing were trolling for ideas.

    The question to KURT from them, was I think would like to propose a design.

    The owner to designs and concepts is the person that does the drawings irrespective how rough they are sketched or drawn or scribbled.

    dictionary definition “an illustration that is drawn by hand” .

    OC

  5. DAN

    From original blog.

    http://multihullblog.com/2015/05/new-stiletto-catamaran/#comments

    Kurt says:

    May 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Paid zero. they would not pay for anything. guessing were trolling for ideas.

    The question to KURT from them, was I think would like to propose a design.

    The owner to designs and concepts is the person that does the drawings irrespective how rough they are sketched or drawn or scribbled.

    dictionary definition “an illustration that is drawn by hand or pasted by hand” .

    OC

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