Have started a thread on the General Topic's forum......."Integrity on the Vendor's Front".
This whole situation is entirely unethical. I hope AiV prevails.
Alice In Vapeland -- the vapor juice company -- is more than a company to us. They ARE family. A company that popped up with almost exactly the same name and a very thin excuse of "we googled that" (my google gives me a full page of Alice In Vapeland links.. facebook does also) was bound to set off frustration and anger just like any family defending its own. Even from outside of the "defending our own" perspective though, this IS a small community still. People who move from "i'm using an ecig to quit/replace/fly/sit in the bar" to vapers are just not that common. At the very least, choosing to name your business after an established member of the community shows poor taste, and will cause backlash. Confusion and ire will abound. Taking an open minded stance to adjusting your name to minimize that would simply be good business, if nothing else, if you truly wish to be a member of the "vaping community".
--- my reply to the person whos reply was bashing us "bashing" a small business. damn me trying to instill logic after 6 hours of doctors today... i dunno if i made my point.
but dammit, these people are exercising some really bad judgement at the least.
them... We do apologize if we offended you that was not our intentions, we are a totally separate company with no affiliation with them, nor do we plan to take away any business from them. However we do own rights to the name. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
It is not likely that you could take any business from them, that is not the point. The point is your flagrant disregard for all the hard work and time that it has taken them to make this NAME important in the vaping community. So, you just come along and pick it up and run with it. It is not your intention to do what? What exactly was your intention?
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