Mojang AB recently received a "cease-and-desist" letter for copyright infringement - using the trademarked name "Putt Putt"! Unfortunately, the claim assumes that Mojang is - by way of Minecraft - authorizing the use of their name and likeness, when this is simply not the case.
Often, the legal department of a company will automatically send cease-and-desist letters to anything their searches turn up that might match their criteria, without reviewing the material in detail. This can seem like a senseless action to anyone who's not been a part of a major corporation's legal team; however, they often have oceans of these kinds of claims to sort through, and it's often simpler to send out blanket requests, with the expectation that legitimate claims will be responded to. For the rest of us, it can result in hilarious misfires, like this one.
Pictured: Not Mojang
Mojang is, of course, not making any use of the amusement center franchise's trademarks.
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Whats up with all the recent copyright stuff? Its like Mojang just got big enough that people decide "they have money, lets waste their time and the time of the courts"...
there is always someone looking for easy money, legal battles tend to be easy money, primarily because most companies will pay to avoid the battles, which costs more time and money resolving then it would paying them straight.
this is all my opinion obviously, don't take it as fact.