Note: In addition to a copy of our letter below, we have sent a letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
15 July 2014
Our Ref: DC/TheAlchemist
RE: THE ALICE, formerly THE ALCHEMIST, Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BX
We are solicitors instructed on behalf of the Living Ventures group of companies. Our clients own and operate various bars, restaurants and public houses within the United Kingdom. Living Ventures’ website describes its business in more detail and lists its various brands at www.livingventures.com.
We are writing to you at the request of our clients because of an incorrect listing on the internet for “The Alice” Restaurant and Bar.
The background to this letter is a previous complaint by our clients to the Barracuda Pub Group Limited (later known as Bramwell Pub Company Limited), the former owners of the premises, when it was known as “The Alchemist”. One of our client’s companies is the owner of the UK registered trade mark No 2547018 THE ALCHEMIST (details enclosed). Our client raised a claim with Barracuda and asked them to rename the premises, which they did. As you may appreciate, our clients invested significant resources in this claim and commitments were obtained from Barracuda to stop them using the name “The Alchemist” entirely.
Barracuda Pub Group Limited has since gone into liquidation and it has now been removed from the UK Register of Companies.
Unfortunately, there are still some third party websites, such as yours, which continue to refer to the old name (THE ALCHEMIST) for the restaurant premises at 133 Houndsditch, rather than to the new name, “THE ALICE”.
The relevant page on your website is as follows:
Our clients would therefore be most grateful if you would please update your listings and remove any references to THE ALCHEMIST (our client’s registered trade mark).
If you require any assistance in establishing the authenticity of this request, we would invite you to contact the present owners of THE ALICE, as follows:
Restaurant & Bar: Current Owners:
The Alice Stonegate Pub Company Limited
133 Houndsditch Porter Tun House
London 500 Capability Green
EC3A 7BX Luton LU1 3LS
Phone : 0207 929 0902
Email : email@example.com
We hope that you will be able to give your prompt attention to this matter.
Please could you let our Mr Himanshu Dasare know when this request has been actioned. Mr Dasare’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, please feel free to contact Mr Dasare directly by telephone on 020 7936 9290, if you wish to discuss this matter.