According to Heidi Klum’s father, we’re not supposed to use his daughter’s name “for advertising purposes.” A German blogger, did just that in late Novemebr 2004, and 13 months later Guenther Klum officially objected.
The name “Heidi Klum” is protected by law ® and TM. I’m asking you to delete the name from your URL and desist from using the name “Heidi Klum” for advertising purposes. I have set January 2nd 2006 as a deadline for compliance.
Thank you for understanding my point of view.
The blogger’s URL is Werbeblogger.de. I do not see any reference to Ms. Klum in there. So, the elder Klum must be suggesting bloggers are not to type his daughter’s name, under any circumstance. How perplexing.
For more on this story, see Being Reasonable.