Company X has legal team, sent me certified letter saying "the manner in which XCompany's X(trademark) is promotoed by you is improper, and must be corrected immediately. Consequently, the purpose of this correspondance is to serve notice of X Companies expectations".
The 2nd expectation is:
"More importantly, the trademark may only be used as an adjective, and NEVER as a noun. The phrase X(r) dinnerware is acceptable. The word X alone, used as a noun, is never acceptable."
Can they really dictate that I can't use just their word alone?
The 3rd expectation is: (X being the trademark name)
"The use of Xware, in any form, is a modification of Company's X trademark, and is prohibited. There is no product called Xware"
Can they really prohibit people from using their product name in conjuntion with the generic "wares"... wares being like tableware or dinnerware?
To clarify, I am selling their OLD product (product that was sold at various stores and places dating as far back as the 30s). I am not selling the product that they are manufacturing today, although their current product is named the same as their original product, the product has changed, the materials are different, the design is different etc... but it has always been named the same (although the name went away for 15 years or more as the product was discontinued, but was then relaunched). I am selling the old discontinued product from pre 1970. Why they are coming after me when large companies and websites like ebay, replacements and amazon are all selling their old products (as well as their current products).
Please help me understand the rights with their trademark.