Posted by Judith Colemon, CEO Sherpa Coaching, LLC
I can not thank you enough for the great legal work you have done on our behalf. Sherpa Coaching’s team of authors leads executive education programs on leadership at Penn State, the University of Georgia and elsewhere. We were recently presented with an opportunity to do business in Malaysia. A quick search revealed that we had competition there: an unscrupulous firm had stolen our coaching model and all the promotional copy from our website. They were conducting exactly the classes we wanted to offer, presenting Sherpa Coaching material on their website as if it were theirs. You did a remarkable job tracking down a shadowy group, operating in a half-dozen countries across Asia and Europe. You stood up for Sherpa’s intellectual property rights, and drew the top man in their organization into a forceful dialog within a matter of days. We are happy to report that they have done the right thing. They have removed every word of the pirated material, and issued us an aplogy through your office. Now, we can move ahead with our plans to work in Malaysia. We would have been at a loss without your guidance and your firm hand, standing up for our rights. Thank you so much.