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Shame On MonsterEnergy.com!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Markthedude, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    I normally don't ask for support on things but I'm a little fired up to see that one of the websites I used to frequent for help (much like BHW) when I was in the aquarium hobby is now being attacked with a C&D by MonsterEnergy.com

    Basically MonsterEnergy.com is going after MonsterFishKeepers.com because of two things:

    1. The letter "M" is also used as a logo by MonsterFishKeepers
    2. Monster is in the domain name.

    Here is the article if you want more information before supporting my cause to stop Monster.com from doing this:
    http://support.monsterfishkeepers.com/

    All sorts of links can be found at the bottom of the article to help fight this but I posted the most helpful one in my opinion below.

    Here is a petition that MonsterFishKeeps.com started on Change.org to help fight back. If you are a member please take a second to sign it:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/mon...nster-fish-keepers-for-trademark-infringement
     
  2. cabraska

    cabraska Newbie

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    The legal and patent system is a joke. Guys with huge deep pockets have more pull.
     
  3. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    I know right, they expressed concern around the fact that their customers might get the two confused with one another.. -.-
     
  4. Irukichan

    Irukichan Registered Member

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    That's totally ridiculous. The patent system needs to be reformed so we don't have to suffer through this stupidity, but it never will as there is too much money involved.
     
  5. deviatus

    deviatus Power Member

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    Pretty soon someone will own the color blue...

    We're going too crazy with trademarks and copyrights. You shouldn't be able to own generic words like monster or the letter M.
     
  6. B. Friendly

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    http://www.monsterenergydrinkispoison.com

    Detailed description of it's ingredients, with every scary rumor about each and every one of them, in the tradition of monosodiumglutimate. Open blog for "just anyone" to tell scary stories about what happened to them when they drank monsterenergydrink. I read someone it's active ingredient is made from the bladders of slaughtered cattle. I'm sure there are former employees that need their identities protected that have photos of the factory where it's manufactured.
     
  7. ryannull

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    They have no case. Only a blind moron would think it resembles Monster's Claw M.

    They should fight it, and sue for harassment and damages.
     
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  8. Herion

    Herion Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    lol, this is ridiculous. I believe if there are enough negative responses towards monster energy that it will be dropped. I doubt they are willing to lose profits (no matter how little) because of a name.
     
  9. cabraska

    cabraska Newbie

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    I hope they get some serious negative PR from this. Stuff like this pisses me off.
     
  10. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    Their fan page is starting to get some attention already: https://www.facebook.com/MonsterEnergy

    They keep deleting posts it seems since every time I refresh the page there are new comments but the previous ones disappeared.