Spoof cease and desist letter highlights public cynicism towards trademarks

A satirical cease and desist letter sent by the American Mustache Institute to the Boston Red Sox's baseball team - which currently feature a high number of facial hair-sporting members - has gone viral after several major news agencies ran the story. While the agencies all appear to get the joke, comments made by members of the public suggest some believe otherwise – is trademark law really viewed that cynically?

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