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Old 3rd December 2008, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Yet another Monster lawsuit- you can help, maybe

Monster bully auction

Monster's at it again. Want to pay in on their downfall?

Cough up a buck or a few and put these misery dealers down.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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One of my companies was on the receiving end of a Noel Lee baseless (IMO) suit. So I'm more than a bit sympathetic.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 08:49 PM   #3
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They got my buck.
Monster cables suck anyways.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 09:15 PM   #4
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Need more proof. How do we know that these people are not just trying to make a quick buck on e-bay. Also, I wouldn't buy a monster product if you paid me.
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Old 3rd December 2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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eBay just pulled the plug on that auction a couple of minutes ago. (5:17pm est)

I did throw $5 their way even realizing the possibility that it is a scam, which it likely isn't. M*nster is very zealous about guarding their trade marks, imho overly so.

These days I generally avoid their products not necessarily as a protest against their often excessive prices, but because of their saber rattling business tactics.
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Old 4th December 2008, 01:57 AM   #6
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Monster Cable has sued the following companies:

* Discovery Channel for Monster Garage
* Disney for Monsters, Inc
* Bally Gaming International Inc. for its Monster Slots.
* Hansen Beverage Co. for a Monster Energy drink.
* The Chicago Bears, whose nickname is Monsters of the Midway.
* MonsterVintage.com
* Monster.com

Apparently, Iím not the only one who is boycotting Monster Cable.
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This is disquisting
Year after year we can read this story in our audio forum.
People who act like this, repeatedly over and over again, should be forbidden to do and own any business.
Seems like some people have no shame. Just go on making a bad name/reputation for themselves.

The last thing I would spend one Ä0.01 at, is some cable from that dealer.
It has, for me, nothing at all to do with cables. It has to do with being a good decent person.

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Old 4th December 2008, 09:31 PM   #7
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Here is a link to the new eBay compliant auction :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=250337251068
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Old 4th December 2008, 11:08 PM   #8
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Just gave my dollar. I don't care whether it's a scam or not. Monster Cable should not be allowed to carry out such abhorrant buisness strategies.
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Just gave my dollar. I don't care whether it's a scam or not. Monster Cable should not be allowed to carry out such abhorrant buisness strategies.
Nothing I've read online about this so far indicates any sort of scam, I donated and plan to do so again. The nearest mini-golf franchise is about 25 miles from here and it is not too likely I will ever get to use the coupons.

This isn't nearly the first time the plaintiff has sued someone (or some entity) over the use of that particular noun in a business or product name. I have always agreed with the idea that certain phrases could reasonably be trade marked within a narrow context, but not the entire usage of a single noun, and at well over 400 litigations M*nst*r is really more than a bit over-zealous in the protection of their trade mark. I don't see how a movie, a large 4WD truck, or mini-golf usages have any relevance to the use of that mark.

As a consequence of this fact I will avoid all products produced and marketed by this particular company and suggest people of good conscience might want to at least consider doing the same.

Note of course that all of the above is just my personal opinion, that I speak for no one other than myself, that I am not specifically advising anyone to do anything, and that I am exercising my right of free speech under the U.S. constitution to express my opinion.
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Yup, too many lawyers and not enough cable companies One of the reasons i've always enjoyed living in the third world.
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