Netflix's Cease-And-Desist Letter To A Stranger Things Themed Pop-Up Bar

September 20, 2017


This is the cease-and-desist letter sent by Netflix to a Stranger Things themed pop-up bar in Logan Square, Chicago. As far as cease-and-desist letters go, it's probably the nicest one I've seen. The ones I get are not so nice and sound like they're written by people who wish me physical harm, presumably because they were written by people who wish me physical harm. "Those aren't cease-and-desists, they're letters from your prison pen pals." Why are they so angry at me? "You got them sent to prison, remember?" Oh yeaaaaaah.

Keep going for a handful of shots of the impressively decorated bar.






Thanks to Jody, for inspiring me to file a restraining order against my neighbor's cat.

  • Konstantin

    Keeping in mind that law effectively requires Netflix to aggressively defend their trademarks, or else they risk losing the rights to them, this is exceptionally nice. As in, somebody's actually sticking their neck out to be that nice. Good on them.

  • sizzlepants

    That's some seriously selective privacy protection going on.... WOW.

  • disqus_uwL2PAHTcB

    Probably because the person receiving the C&D was fine disclosing his own information when disclosing the C&D.

  • Netflix put Blockbuster out of business, I went in the last days and I laughed at them, and I will do the same with Google and YouTube, the way they act you'd think they created the Internet

  • Jason Christopher

    Not that I didn't already have love for Netflix... but yeah, this just increases it. How cool of them. And bravo to the artists here, great job.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Letting them finish their 6-week run is a classy move. (Probably because they recognize the excellent quality of the effort, so this is basically nothing but free advertising for them.)

  • Jeremy Tilton

    Yeah, that's pretty cool of them. A decent compromise would be to ask the bar runner to put some Neftlix logos at various spots for free promotion.

  • Bling Nye

    This is literally the nicest cease and desist I have ever seen. They even appear to be letting them finish out their time instead of shutting it down immediately.


    Also, damn, they did a good job with that bar... double-wow.

  • WhiteEagle2

    I feel like the only reason they let it go on, was because of how damn cool and true to the show it was.

    If anything, it's only going to drive publicity. Especially now that's its gone viral due to the C&D.

  • Bling Nye

    Yeah, I have to assume they took all that into consideration. Well played, Netflix, well played.

  • FearlessFarris

    Pretty smart. Rather than spend the considerable money necessary to receive a temporary restraining order from a Cook County judge, and the effort to enforce it, they get some positive spin when the C&D letter goes viral.

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