Bill Murray‘s golf company William Murray Golf sent a humorous response to The Doobie Brothers‘ legal threat.
The Doobie Brothers’ lawyers sent a legal warning against Murray’s company for using the band’s classic song “Listen to the Music” in advertisements without compensation and without permission.
“It’s a fine song. I know you agree because you keep using it in ads for your Zero Hucks Given golf shirts. However, given that you haven’t paid to use it, maybe you should change the company name to ‘Zero Bucks Given’,” Doobie Brothers’ lawyer Peter Paterno said in a humorous letter.
“It seems like the only person who uses our clients’ music without permission more than you do is Donald Trump,” he added.
The attorney made it clear that under the United States Copyright Act, William Murray Golf can’t use music in ads without paying for it.
“We’d almost be OK with it if the shirts weren’t so damn ugly. But it is what it is,” the letter says.
Provoked by this, Murray’s legal team sent a reply on Twitter.
Paterno and the Doobie Brothers could pick the “least offensive” shirts in the William Murray collection, their lawyer Alexander Yoffe wrote on the company’s official Twitter page on Friday.
“We will happily upgrade your wardrobes and hopefully win each of you over as new fans of the brand. At least that’s ‘what this fool believes,'” he added.
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