Anyone seen the boycott Monster Stuff?

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  1. Chris Quinn

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    Monster cable apparently sues every company or company with a product with the word monster in their name.


    Monster Cable Strong-Arms Small Businesses Again

    For those who remember Monster Cable Products Inc. vs. Mike Shkolnik, dba Mad Martian in the summer of 2002, where the attorneys for Monster Cable attempted to wrest control of the domain name, monster.biz, i.e. Info, they are at it again. This time, against a small business selling vintage clothing, http://monstervintage.com

    Please go to this link for more information on Monster Cable's lawsuit against Monster Vintage Clothing and if you so wish, show your support by spreading this information to audioboards / computer boards (Monster Cable makes a lot of audio peripherals for Apple iPod & Windows™ computers) you frequent, and maybe even an email / letter of complaint to:

    Irene Baran, Chief Operating Officer
    ibaran@Monstercable.com
    Monster Cable Products, Inc.
    455 Valley Drive
    Brisbane, CA 94005
    415-840-2000

    David Tognotti, General Counsel
    legal@monstercable.com
    Monster Cable Products, Inc.
    455 Valley Drive,
    Brisbane, CA 94005
    PH:1.415.840.2000
    FX: 1.415.468.0310

    Press Contact:
    Charles Leib, PR Monster
    cleib@monstercable.com
    Phone: (602) 300-0900

    In the case of Monster Cables vs. Mad Martian / monster.biz, Monster Cable received a lot of angry emails, as well as mail containing receipts of returned Monster Cable products. This must have had an effect on their decision to ultimately drop the case.

    Here a list of other cases Monster Cable is involved in (10 pages long)from theUnited States Patent and Trademark Office.



    1. Monster Records
    2. Monster Rock
    3. Monster Mos
    4. Monsters of Rock 'n' Roar
    5. Monster in my Pants
    6. Monster Cafe'
    7. Monster Museum Cafe'
    8. Monster Bowl
    9. Monster Ray
    10. Monster
    11. Monster Money
    12. Monster Software
    13. The Monster
    14. The Monster Card
    15. Digital Monster
    16. Speed Monster
    17. Monster Bot
    18. Monster Commands
    19. Hula Monsters
    20. EMonster
    21. Music Monster
    22. Monsterworld
    23. Monster Magnet
    24. Honey Monster
    25. Audiomonster
    26. Duel Monsters
    27. Think Monster
    28. Monster Spray
    29. Rubie's Tiny Monsters
    30. Monster Tamer
    31. Home of the Monster
    32. Scan Monsters
    23. Monster Eye
    24. Monster Recovery
    25. Monster Light
    26. Jingle Bell Monster
    27. Mini Monsters
    28. The Number Monster
    29. Monster Fighters
    30. Monstersnaps
    31. Monster Guard
    32. Monster Hardware
    33. Monster Game
    34. Monster Vision
    35. Monster Filter
    36. My Pet Monster
    37. Build-A-Monster
    38. Monster Cutters
    39. Monstermark
    40. Reborn the Monster
    41. Monster Rancher Explorer
    42. Monstergrams
    43. Monsterworks
    44. Tully-Monster
    45. Doctor Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster
    46. Monster Truck Mania
    47. Hela Monster
    48. Monster Maze
    49. Monster Proof
    50. Monster Away
    51. Monsters for Grown-Ups
    52. War of the Monsters
    53. Scooby-Doo and the Monsters of Mexico
    54. Monster Rancher Advance
    55. One Eyed Monster
    56. Learning Monster
    57. Inkmonsters
    58. Scribble Monster
    59. Sky Monsters
    60. B Monster
    61. "It's not a monster - it's local!"
    62. Bapcol Flomonster
    63. Monster Snot
    64. Songster
    65. Monster Rancher
    66. Monsters of the Midway
    67. Monster Mix
    68. Monster Grip
    69. Monsterhype Productions
    70. Monsterresponse
    71. Road Monsters
    72. Doctor Monster
    73. Monster Garage
    74. Monsters
    75. Monsters of Rock
    76. M Monnex
    77. Monster Grab
    78. Monster Resins
    79. Monster Clubhouse
    80. Monsterpin
    81. Monster Hunter
    82. Monster Squadron
    83. Monster Head
    84. Mambo Monster
    85. Monster Sweep
    86. The Monster Cooler
    87. Messagemonster
    88. Monster Cash
    89. Monster Maker Media & Marketing
    90. Monster Seats
    91. M Monster
    92. Blue Monster Bar
    93. Monsterskate
    94. Monster Enforcer
    95. Monster Magic
    96. Snow Monsters
    97. Candy Monster
    98. Monster Mansion
    99. Air Monster
    100. Monster Slots
    101. Monster Tower
    102. Monster Baseball
    103. Monsters of the Interstate
    104. Monsters Wanted


    I guess we now know why Monster is so expensive with all those attorneys to pay.
     
  2. Aaron Waters

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    wonder what they do if a friend comes over for a party and says, "wow, that's a monster of a cake!"

    john, i've known you for years but i'm afraid that i'll have to sue_your_@$$ for that remark.
     
  3. Brian L

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    I understand that Frankenstein, Wolfman, and the Mummy have launched a class action suit representing all current and former Monsters, and retained Johnny Cochran to sue Monster Cable Inc. for trade mark infringement and restriction of trade[​IMG]

    Seriously, I find it amazing that these cases could possibly advance to trial, and consider it an unfortunate commentary on the law suit happy nature of our society.

    Shakespear had it right re:lawyers.

    BGL
     
  4. Nathan Stohler

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    Wow...this is even worse than the Spike Lee/Spike TV thing.

    Since when do people think they deserve exclusive use of words like "spike" and "monster"?!
     
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    Actually, reading more about it seems Monster Cable's real MO is to shake down licensing fees and 1% of gross from these companies.

    "I received a phone call from the attorney and he stated because I was using the word "Monster" I would have to sign a license to continue to use the Monstervintage.com name. Logo or design issues were never mentioned or I would have dealt with it). Then he continued with informing me that they get paid and sell their license and how much money could I come up with, I told him that MonsterVintage.Com is a small cottage business and has a limited budget. Monster Cable's Attorney then asked if I could come up with $1000.00. And then went on to say they also required 1% of the gross business yearly income. Of course, I did not agree with this strong-arm tactic and did not pay or sign the huge license agreement that was sent after that phone converstion, 1 1/2" thick License Agreement of pure legal trickery that was received around 5/2002. " http://monstervintage.com/#monstercable
     
  6. Brian L

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    This whole thing is so absurd it reads like an Urban Legend.

    Someone please tell me that this is all BS!

    BGL
     
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    Luckily Hasbro will continue to publish the Dungeons & Dragons Monsterous manual. Creature compendium doesn't have the same ring to it.
     
  8. Chris Quinn

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    Go to the United States Patent and Trademark Office link and check it out for yourself.

    How can you go after the Chicago Bears for their Monsters of the Midway moniker?
     
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    Absolutely. I have no sympathy for anyone with the stupidity and lack of foresight to chose such a generic name for their enterprise.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    That is just crazy! The only one on that list that I can see Monster having a valid claim against is No. 63 since it appears they are selling the same product.
     
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    i get a kick out of 78077273 - rogers, barry dean one-eyed-monster.

    terminated/abandoned.

    attorney robert payne and monster inc. should keep their hands away from Barry Dean Rogers' One-Eyed Monster. [​IMG]
     
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    effin insane, put me in the never buy Monster product category!!!!
     
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    Is Cookie Monster one of the defendants? [​IMG]
     
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    Don't know about Cookie Monster, but Sesame Steet is. Seriously.
     
  15. JamesCB

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    I, for one, will NEVER purchase another Monster Cable product.


    And what about Monster's, Inc. Are they going to try and sue Disney/Pixar for using the name?

    Just F'ing ridiculous.

    James
     
  16. Brian L

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    I would bet Disney's attorney's would make mincemeat of Monster Cable's lawyers. Actually, I kind of wish they would go after 'em.

    That would get huge publicity, and expose Mr. Lee and company to a much wider audience for what really they are.

    BGL
     
  17. StephenHa

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    I rarely use monster's products anyway, the quality to price ratio is a bit off to me
     
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    Wait till Godzilla and Mothra find out.
     
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    Bose+Monster=A lawyers best friend.
     
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    Monster cable like all fancy packaged audiophile brands have nothing to do with value vs performance. I like making my own with Belden or Canare at down to earth prices. Noel can find his money from elsewhere.[​IMG]

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