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Old 07-23-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Stop Trademark Bullying- Petition

Petition: Monster Energy Company: Stop Trademark Bullying MonsterFishKeepers.com! | Change.org

Small, internet forums are an important means to spread specialized knowledge and should not be bullied by large corporations with deep pockets for lawyers. This is JMO. Please keep any comments to a minimum and on topic.

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
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Monster .....

I signed the petition on AAAA ..... I hope everyone on the forum here signs up!!!!!

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting the link HN1, I had signed it last week I believe. But we need more to sign.
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Thanks for posting. Signed!
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
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Yes, Please every member on this board post the change.org link to those forums and your facebook pages.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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In all honesty, if I knew nothing of the monsterfishkeepers site and was searching for Monster energy drinks, I could understand the confusion of logo infringment (even though the entities are different). I think it's a bit much to ask not to consume their products just because they want them to use a different logo....jmo.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #7
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I think I knew about mfk site before I knew about monster energy drinks lol
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #8
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As someone that works in marketing and sees this stuff daily, the logos aren't even close in design.

Monster energy drink does not own the trademark for exclusive use of the letter M in marketing. That can't be done.

One is green squiggly lines like a stalagtite and one is an M made to look like a devil symbol.

The fish site is not misleading in any way with it's marketing, and they do not gain any profit from trying to pretend or falsely associate themselves with the drink company.

"Infringement may occur when one party, the "infringer", uses a trademark which is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark owned by another party, in relation to products or services which are identical or similar to the products or services which the registration covers."

"Where the respective marks or products or services are not identical, similarity will generally be assessed by reference to whether there is a likelihood of confusion that consumers will believe the products or services originated from the trademark owner."

If the fish site starts selling energy drinks or insinuates they are endorsed by the drink company, then they have a case.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:04 PM   #10
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I like monster but this is moronic so I did sign after all the emails and hope monster doesn't win this.

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