Here’s a lesson for budding entrepreneurs: Don’t ask Dan Aykroyd if he’s interested in partnering with you.
The couple market their sauce in a clear skull bottle similar to one used by the former SNL star.
So the New York Daily News reports: “The ‘Ghostbusters’ actor reportedly sent a letter to the couple threatening that they stop using the similar bottle and destroy their entire stock, citing trademark infringement.”
Robert Powers told the Daily News: “This is just a small family business just trying to share what we think is a good product. We aren’t even big enough to take this worldwide.”
The Daily News noted that the Powers brought on the letter themselves by reaching out to Aykroyd to discuss a Bloody Mary collaboration.
“I’m confident we can win this and allow Bobby and his family to continue to trade,” said Michael Coyle, an attorney for the Powers couple. “They are a lovely family and run a small family business.”