Tom Wark has been forced to change the name of his excellent wine industry blog from FERMENTATIONS to FERMENTATION (or perhaps Fermentation - Tom?).
Since it involves lawyers and Tom isn't talking, I can only presume that someone got upset and hired a lawyer (disclaimer: this is just my supposition). I notice a plethora of TMs on that "other" site, which (a) look like crap (use the ™ HTML encoding instead), and (b) demonstrate ignorance (only the first appearance of a trademarked name on a page requires the ™ or ® symbol).
If you are a reader of Tom's blog, please make note of the change, update your bookmarks, change your RSS subscriptions, etc. to refer to
And if you're not already a regular reader, you should be. Tom is a pleasure to read, regardless of whether you agree with everything he says.
Pass the word along. And just generally, isn't there a better solution than calling in the lawyers? Why not a free ad for your business on Tom's blog? I bet he's getting more traffic that you are (whoever you are). Yes, I know that legally you need to protect a trademark, but this seems a triumph of legality over common sense.