Staff at DIY Doctor Ltd had a telephone conversation with Adam Morley of Ryobi Tools this morning where Mr Morley stated that Craig Philips was employed by them to become the Brand Face of Ryobi. To promote the brand Ryobi Tools, Craig Philips and The Sunday Mirror wrote articles under the name ‘DIY Doctor’ without checking any trademark registration or Company name. Craig Philips appears to have then began passing himself off as ‘The DIY Doctor’.
Adam Morley apologised for the use of the DIY Doctor brand and added that it was a huge oversight not to have checked the name against any existing Trademarks or Registrations. He also said that Ryobi had contacted the Sunday Mirror to ensure that the name DIY Doctor is not used again in any articles produced by this paper in relation to Ryobi tools and Craig Philips.
DIY Doctor Ltd will continue to insist that a statement is published to make it absolutely clear to Sunday Mirror readers that Craig Phillips is not, and has never been, associated with DIY Doctor Ltd.