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Posted: July 12, 2013 in โœ‰๏ธ To whom it may concern

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To whom it may concern at Camelot,

I am running a charitable organisation for Victims of Molestation Injuries and Torture.

Next week I will be holding a fundraiser for the charity and I wanted to know if it would be ok to use your company logo on one of our banners.

Under you logo would be the words:

At Camelot Violence makes us feel sick so we support V.O.M.I.T!

Having a brand like yourself backing us would do wonders for our image.

If I do not hear back from you by 13th July 2013, I will thank you in advance and assume that we have your blessing to proceed.

I hope to hear from you soon,

Thank you,

Sebastian Bowen.

Camelot’s Response

Dear Mr Bowen

Thank you for your email dated 09 July 2013 regarding the use of the National Lottery trade mark.

I am sorry to advise that we do not give you permission to use the National Lottery trade mark for the purposes described. Please do not use it.

You will appreciate that we already support a set amount of charitable organisations.

While I appreciate this may not be the outcome you desired, I hope that this response has clarified the situation.

Yours sincerely

Paul Morrison
National Lottery Customer Care Team

My Response

Dear Mr Morrison,

Thank you for such a rapid response. Truly appreciated.

However I must say I am a little disappointed. Not only did I think that this would be a charity that you would jump to fully support, but I thought you would possibly donate towards its cause.

I have played the lottery for many years and have never won despite the fact I have played the same 10 lines every week for the last eight years. I have always believed your company is a company that cares and goes out of its way to help others.

Please can you reconsider your position on me using the logo?

I have already printed the banners and it has cost me a lot of money. If I choose not to use them, I have no other money to reprint them. I’m sure you will understand it is far too late at this point to back out. I hope you change your mind.

Thank you for your time.

I look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Thank you,

Sebastian Bowen.

Camelot’s Response

Dear Mr Bowen

Thank you for your email dated 09 July 2013 regarding the use of the National Lottery logo.

As advised in our previous response you do not have permission to use the National Lottery trademark for the purposes you describe. Please do not display the National Lottery logo on your banner.

I trust this has clarified the situation for you and may I take this opportunity to wish you the best of luck for the future.

Yours sincerely

Sharon Smith
National Lottery Customer Care Team

My Response

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for responding to the email that I sent to Mr Morrison, I assume he has left for the day.

I am not really sure why you are being so unreasonable with giving me permission to use the logo. It’s not hurting anybody, plus it only makes you look good showing Camelot supports all good causes.

Unfortunately as I explained in my last email, originally I assumed you would be happy to sponsor us so I have already printed the banners.

It seems unfair to have to dip into the charity funds just to reprint them without your logo on. Besides that, the event is just 3 days away.

The best I can do without ruining the look of the banner is to put small print text under your logo that reads: Are not sponsors of V.O.M.I.T.

That way everybody wins, we get to keep our banner and Camelot’s reputation remains intact. I think this is a suitable solution to this unfortunate problem.

I hope you will find this acceptable.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you,

Sebastian Bowen.

Camelot’s Response

Dear Mr Bowen

As stated in our previous responses, we do not provide you with consent to feature either a Camelot logo, or an endorsement on behalf of Camelot on your banners. Camelot owns the intellectual property rights which exist in the Camelot name and its logos, and your proposed use of such a logo without consent infringes these rights.

As we stated in a previous email dated 9 July 2013, Camelot supports many charitable organisations but we do not agree to our company name and any associated trademarks being used in the manner proposed by you in your emails to date.

We understand that it is too late and costly for new banners to be printed, and in consideration of this, we simply request that the words ‘Camelot’ and any associated logos are completely covered and hidden – a small print disclaimer as you suggested will not suffice. If, despite our instructions on this matter the words ‘Camelot’ and any Camelot logos remain on the banners, we reserve the right to take further action available to us to protect our intellectual property rights.

Whilst we appreciate this is not the outcome you desired, we hope this has clarified our position.

Yours sincerely

Legal Team
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited

My Response

Hello Legal Team,

Thank you once again for your response. There was no name on the previous email so I was unsure who to address it to.

Your suggestion to cover up all of the Camelot associated logos and images will not be aesthetically pleasing. I tried it and the banner looked ridiculous. It’s not fair on everybody involved. What is it about my charity that you don’t like?

Hypothetically if I were to use it this weekend, how would you know and what would be the consequences. Hypothetically I am not sure how you would ever find out.

I look forward to a more positive response,

Thank you,

Sebastian Bowen.

Camelot’s Response

Dear Mr Bowen,

In response to your further email, I would like to reiterate that Camelot supports many charitable organisations, but we do not agree to our company name and any associated trademarks being used in the manner proposed by you in your emails to date.

We have no further comment to make and now regard this matter closed.

Yours sincerely

Alex Conway
Camelot UK Lotteries Limited

My Response

Hello Alex,

I think I understand exactly what your trying to say. Basically what you don’t know won’t hurt. Wink Wink.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Sebastian Bowen.
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