That's a question Flickr user mini-cupcakes asks in our Flickr forum:
What is wrong with small business owners today? I am totally flabbergasted! I got a certified letter today from a café here (that I really respect) stating that I have copied her names and flavors of cupcakes stating it is causing confusion for her customers and is detrimental to her reputation. If someone implies that you copied something it sounds like you were out to do harm. I have a cupcake I named after my favorite movie “pretty in Pink”, not knowing she has a cupcake named that also, so I get this mean letter in the mail demanding I change my cupcake name and implying I copy her? How crazy is that? If it were me and I had an issue I would go into the business ask to speak with her and just say,”hey, I do not know if you are aware but we also have a …” just be nice about it, I mean we are all small women owned business, are we not supposed to be helpful of one another? I think she may be mad that I have opened the first cupcake centric shop when she used to be the only place you could get good cupcakes (in addition to many other bakery and food items). Am I ranting for no reason? I just feel like if you have a problem with someone, for whatever reason, go speak with them do not send a nasty letter. Any thoughts?