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You have no obligation to remove the name.
There is no legal prohibition in publicly thanking someone by name, whether they wish it or not.
Ok, thanks, XXXXX XXXXX I should have kept in better touch with this person, totally did not expect this.
As long as you are not using the name is XXXXX XXXXX manner, which you are not, there is no legal claim against you.
What do you mean commercial manner? Do you have an example of that.
Take the name and using it as a brand. For example, XXXXX XXXXX's Muffins.
OK, gotcha. Thanks for your help.
Or using the name as an endorsement (e.g. "XXXXX XXXXX says this is the best book ever written").
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Hi there, just a follow up question. My disgruntled "friend" texted me back saying this...
"Just talked to my lawyer. He said that if one book is ever found with my name in it after requesting that it not be, it is definately grounds for a law suit."
So again, I just want to make sure. I already have 100 copies (I paid $500 for), that I have not sold yet (but intend to), I will certainly remove his name from further copies. Are you certain I am OK to sell the copies I have without any danger of him (Chris) taking legal action?
This is what the Acknowledgement reads...
To my teachers:
While horses have been my greatest teacher, I am forever indebted to Jodi Greenley Lundberg, Chris Hepp, Paula Fowler, Holly Marsh, Lynn Kohr and Kim Kizzier for so kindly sharing their wisdom.
THANK YOU! Just looking for some additional peace of mind. :)
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