Letter from Kentucky Fried Chicken for using the abbreviation "KFC"
Considering you are not in the same market as Kentucky Fried Chicken and there is no
association between your marks and theirs, and because you are only using the acronym "KFC",
there is no evidence showing that you are infringing or diluting on Kentucky Fried Chicken's
trademark. It's important to reference the Lanham Act of 1946 when comparing but, to avoid
further altercations, it's recommended that you no longer use the abbreviation "KFC". Instead,
use the full name of your company.
Does a contract exist between the CFO of UNA and Kyle?
Because there was a previous contract in place with UNA, and because the CFO did not
communicate a means to you accepting the contract, your response to meet the terms of the
contract would suggest that, due to your conduct, you have accepted UNA's terms, validating an
express bilateral contract.
How should Kyle respond when the CFO calls about the produce?
The best approach to handling the delays would be to, first, call the CFO to notify them of the
delays as soon as possible. This could help you avoid a potentially negative response from UNA
and could possibly allow you to have the opportunity to offer a cure, discuss newer terms of the
contract, or discuss the possibility of UNA accepting performance that is different from the
performance than what was previously provided, this also known as discharge by Accord and
Offering a bonus to make up for missing a call from UNA's CFO.
As a business owner who is looking to expand, it's important to have someone available to
receive calls/voicemail while you are away. Asking any employee to work 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week to make up for your mistake is unethical and it puts a lot of pressure on your employee.