If you have watched the A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty”, you have seen Uncle Si with his trademark plastic cup filled with sweet iced tea and jug filled with the same on standby to keep his cup filled. A Kentucky beverage company believed that using Uncle Si and the popularity of the show would make for a great marketing campaign for its sweet iced tea. That same company now must decide whether it wants to keep its licensing deal with Duck Commander, Inc. and advise the bankruptcy judge presiding over its case.
The agreement between the parties was that Uncle Si would promote the company’s iced tea in media interviews and public appearances in return for endorsement fees and royalties. The company has alleged that this has not happened and as a result, its sales have not been what it had expected. Unfortunately for the company, the success of the Duck Dynasty TV show may not translate into success for the sales of its iced tea.
I am sure this company sought out and received good legal advice before deciding to file for bankruptcy protection from their creditors. At Bond and Botes, we have more than 25 years of experience in filing chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcies for good people who have fallen on bad times. If you are having problems managing your debt, please contact us to set up a free initial consultation face to face with one of our experienced attorneys. You will never meet with a legal assistant or video chat with an attorney in a different city. We are here to help!
Robert Reese is a Managing Attorney at the Bond & Botes Law Offices in Birmingham, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law. Robert is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA). Read his full bio here.