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Josh Gatti 4/12/12 Wri 118 Luna Negotiation Case Analysis In the Luna case that involved the

companies DGG and Global Service, DGG was trying to receive payment for trademark infringement of a pen that Global Service was currently producing. In the negotiation, Erika did not have a very strong BATNA, which was getting another company to manufacture the Luna pen after a potential lawsuit that would likely only force Global Service to cease production. DGG's interest was simply to receive money for the use of the trademark because they had no intentions of resuming the Luna pen part of their business but still wanted the payment for its use or a potential partnership that would benefit both parties. However, Global Service's interest was simply to keep manufacturing and distributing the Luna pen as it represented 25% of the company's revenue. If Global Service could not negotiate with DGG and possibly be forced to stop producing the pen in a lawsuit, Global Service would have only one BATNA, which is to find another pen to manufacture instead of the Luna pen. While I liked many of Erika's approaches in negotiating, I still would still have changed many things. I strongly agreed with her first two approaches in dealing with Mr. Feng as she displayed a very polite and accommodating attitude in her first message to the CEO and then properly asserted herself when the CEO was clearly brushing her off. In the first message she sent, I thought it was a great idea to be very courteous and polite because she does not know this person and she does not want to start the negotiation poorly. Furthermore, when the CEO clearly did not have any interest in speaking with her, she grabbed his attention by sending the threat that she intends to file a lawsuit. She did not lose control and start an argument, but she used the strategy of "Use the Power to Educate" like in Getting Past the No to force Mr. Feng to take her seriously. I thought this was an excellent tactic because the CEO's next response indicated that he was not out of town while also admitting that he knowingly took their product without consent and was willing to pay for the use of the name. Her first two messages were effective, but I disagreed with the approaches she took after the CEO had finally acknowledged the seriousness of the matter. Erika's next move was a short message that essentially let Mr. Feng make the first offer, which he responded by offering a very low percentage of future sales. Although waiting and letting the other person make the next move can be effective, I thought Erika should have made more of an effort to set the tone since she had finally gotten Mr. Feng's attention and had the advantage. This was also ineffective because he had already stated his desire to pay a small nominal fee and by allowing him to make an offer, she could not expect him to come back with a very high amount of money. I also like how Erika was able to hold back any emotions or reactions when she was clearly facing a difficult situation. In the fourth situation when Mr. Feng continued to ignore her and contact her superior, she was able to go to the balcony and set aside her frustrations in order to continue the negotiations and ultimately come to an agreement. There was conflict in this negotiation and the different cultures were undoubtedly a major factor. Based on Mr. Feng's constant replies to Erika's superiors, he was either uncomfortable negotiating with a woman or uncomfortable with Erika's status in the company. While there was

a noticeable difference in culture, another issue was the very different legal system in China because they do not respect trademarks and copyrights as much as other countries. However, Erika was finally able to realize this cultural difference and complete an agreement in person. My own negotiating style on the matrix was both accommodating and asserting. I do not think this is always my usual style because I usually tend to be more accommodating. In this scenario, I chose more assertive options after the brush off by Mr. Feng. I felt that the threat was fitting in this situation because it was necessary to grab his attention. I am unsure if I would have been more effective in this negotiation because Erika was very diligent and clearly had done a lot of detailed research about negotiating, interests, and their BATNAs. It is always beneficial to do a lot of research and preparation and it was obvious that she did. This helped because she knew that her BATNA was not very strong and it was unlikely that they would receive any money in a lawsuit so it would be best for both companies to negotiate. However, it took a lot of time and messages until Erika realized the cultural differences and I think she could have gotten more money for the use of the Luna name. I think Erika's main mistake was in situation three when she let Mr. Feng make the next move and offer, but she was still able to keep in control of her emotions in a difficult situation and come to an agreement.