It’s truly out of character for me to indulge in the art of procrastination, but I’ve been avoiding writing this post for a few weeks—I can see why people do it now, it’s delectable. My befuddled state of mind was caused by a flat FedEx envelope in my daily stack, inside of which was yet another cease and desist letter, this time for Moulin Rouge—seriously? I say, Moulin RUDE!
This year marks the 10th anniversary of her birth. Yes, I know other brands have chosen this same name, even using very similar colors as ours. But I try not to judge.
There has to be a lesson here for me, I honestly don’t believe in coincidences in life. Evidently, without question, we’ve always conducted diligent research on trademarks. Naming nail polishes is my least favorite aspect of this job.
Perhaps it’s my own karma. Earlier this year, someone did not return a bottle of custom-mixed color that took me almost a year to mix. There was zero communication, so yes, I had my friend compose a legal letter—the color was my property and this person knew she had to return it. Well, if that was my wrongdoing, I accept my karma. But I think I’m done now—thank you.
Perhaps I needed to get to the next level as a businesswoman. In the past, pesky legal documents had always been passed down to my husband, but ever since the GOMM situation, I had to learn how to handle lawyers, and I found out that there is no reason to be terrified of their beyond aggressive, threatening emails.
I’ve agreed to surrender. Moulin Rouge will be renamed Cerise Noire, which means “black cherry” in French, in honor of keeping her original origin. This renaming will be in effect by 12/30/2012, collectors, mourners and baby ReBeL’s, we have some time to claim her in her current name, but sadly not too much.
Once again, my gratitude is always to you, ReBeLs, for you healed me from this annoyance by keeping me busy packing your BiB4 orders.
Year 2012 has been a fistful of growing pains for me, but in due time, I’m sure these new discoveries (and layers of calluses) will give me the strength that was intended for me.