Remember how Forever 21 tried to shut down Rachel Kane's satire blog WTForever 21 essentially because they didn't like her being mean about their store (Forever 21 accused Kane of "unfair competition and dilution" of their brand among other things)?
Well a few lawyers and cease-and-desist letters later nothing much has happened, so Kane has resumed blogging. Here's Kane's welcome back letter explaining why she's keeping on keeping on (and we're glad she is):
Dear Lovers of Gnarly Fashion: After two legally baseless cease-and-desist letters from Forever 21, two painstakingly researched responses, and zero substantive replies from Forever 21′s legal team, I have no choice but to interpret the company’s non-responsiveness as an admission that my blog, WTForever21.com, does not infringe any of Forever 21′s rights. Through my attorneys, Charles Colman of Charles Colman Law, PLLC, and Scott Burroughs of the Doniger/Burroughs Law Firm, I recently imposed my own deadline on Forever 21 which the company has failed to meet. My attorneys and I will not permit Forever 21 to use silence as a strategic tool or intimidation tactic, particularly when the company stood idly by for over a year as I blogged about their design disasters. As such, please enjoy today’s long-overdue offering of WTFashions. This is a dark defeat for MC Hammer pants, floral jumpsuits and blinged out mini hats, but a joyous triumph for those who like to make fun of them. Which is pretty much anyone with eyes. With love and lulz, Rachel