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Post  Madness on 2012-07-20, 02:13

MFK has recently been hit by the Monster Energy Beverage Company, because MFK uses the letter M. Below is a letter that I received from MFK. Lets all help our fellow fish forum. This is absolute BS. Sign the petition.



As many of you are probably already aware, Monster Aquaria Network needs your help!

Monster Energy Company has issued a cease and desist letter which is trying to limit our use of the letter “M” in our logo, as well as the word “MonsterFishKeepers” in our name in relation to merchandising of clothing, accessories, and stickers.

More information about their demands can be found on a blog that was created to shed light on this situation.

http://support.monsterfishkeepers.com/

The demands that they are making are extremely restrictive and unfair. We have created a Facebook group to band together and share information.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/207102559416917/

There is a petition which has also been started. Please sign it and share it with anyone that you can. As you know, the sale of t-shirts and merchandise is how we offset some of the costs of running the network, and helps us to keep it free for all of our members which are found all over the world.

Right now the petition is nearing 2200 signatures. With over 200,000 members worldwide, we can do better than this! Please visit the site and add your signature to the growing list of supporters.

http://www.change.org/petitions/monster-beverage-corporation-do-not-sue-monster-fish-keepers-for-trademark-infringement

While we firmly believe we would win if taken to court, Monster Energy would have a limitless amount of appeals which would quickly drain our resources and potentially put our trademarks for our internet presence at risk. The only way to fight a corporate entity such as this is to make your voice heard by signing the petition, emailing or calling the company, and doing a total boycott of their products.

Should you not have facebook, please visit our thread on the forums to show your support and offer any insights that you may have:

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?490145-Monster-Energy-Corporation-vs-MonsterFishKeepers-com


-MFK STAFF

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Post  Jubs on 2012-07-20, 04:56

Signed it a couple days ago. Spot On I encourage everyone to as well its bunch of BS and I will no longer buy Monster products after seeing this. The funny thing is MFK has been around longer than the drinks have!
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Post  Gryphon on 2012-07-20, 10:29

I signed and joined the FB! I also linked the petition on my FB with the hopes some of my family will sign and support!

Yeah I hate it when corporations get fracking stupid like this.
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Post  Addicted2CAs on 2012-07-20, 12:46

Signed and spread to as many as I can! Like Gryphon said, It absolutely disgusts me when corps go after harmless entities such as MFK, who prove no threat to their company! MFK is too good a resource site not to do anything.
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Post  Guest on 2012-07-20, 13:00

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Post  Paintguy on 2012-07-20, 18:08

Signed & never buying a Monster drink ever again.
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Post  Jubs on 2012-07-20, 18:10

Paintguy wrote:Signed & never buying a Monster drink ever again.

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Post  Kaosu on 2012-07-20, 18:12

Jubs wrote:Signed it a couple days ago. Spot On I encourage everyone to as well its bunch of BS and I will no longer buy Monster products after seeing this. The funny thing is MFK has been around longer than the drinks have!

did this as well iv had lots of friends sign! ..never drank the crap to begin with
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Post  Guest on 2012-07-20, 18:15

Kaosu wrote:
Jubs wrote:Signed it a couple days ago. Spot On I encourage everyone to as well its bunch of BS and I will no longer buy Monster products after seeing this. The funny thing is MFK has been around longer than the drinks have!

did this as well iv had lots of friends sign! ..never drank the crap to begin with

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Post  Kaosu on 2012-07-20, 18:27

funny thing is.MFK is older than the energy drink..
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Post  Jubs on 2012-07-20, 18:52

Kaosu wrote:funny thing is.MFK is older than the energy drink..

EXACTLY!!
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Post  DMD123 on 2012-07-20, 19:15

At least it isnt a Monster Cable lawsuit. Those guys too sued so many people for the use of the word "Monster". There is a local guy who runs a cable manufacturing company called Blue Jeans Cable who was being sued by Monster cable because the cable had grip marks that appeared to look similar to an old Monster Cable logo. Monster did not realize that this owner also had a day job... he was a lawyer.

I think Monster Mini Golf was also sued along with some others. This is the first time Ive heard of the energy drink causing problems.
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Post  DMD123 on 2012-07-20, 19:19

Here is another example of Monster energy drink going beyond reasonable:
http://www.squidoo.com/monster-energy-drinks
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Post  baglel10 on 2012-07-21, 02:48

Those are "Monsters" of cases..... oh crap i said the no no word.
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Post  aquaman95 on 2012-07-21, 22:07

that is just ridiculous.i used to love those BFC's but now i cant.I am also switching to locally made clothes
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Post  Gryphon on 2012-07-22, 14:17

I'm thinking about sending the links to this to Bob Rivers Show to get airtime on it!
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Post  Madness on 2012-07-22, 14:56

good idea

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Post  Gryphon on 2012-07-22, 15:25

Messaged them on facebook, their website is apparently down right now so I couldn't find an email.
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Post  Kaosu on 2012-07-25, 19:40

oh yum....found out the secret ingredient in Monster drinks! http://www.king5.com/news/Man-sues-energy-drink-maker-after-mouse-found-in-can--118820299.html
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Post  Fish Addict on 2012-07-26, 04:05

Ok so people boycott a rainbow cookie to the point where it made the news BUT this ludicrious lawsuit is unheard of outside the fish world.... faith in humanity -1.... IF I drink energy drinks which I rarely do I only drink red bull. Monster is just awful and it doesn't make a good drink either
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Post  hbluehunter on 2012-07-26, 06:03

Glad you posted this up Madness.. I was going to but wasn't too sure how well the admin would take posting stuff like this up..
I posted it on my FB for all my friends to see and I wish I knew someone in the media to give this some real publicity.. I just hope MFK beats these idiots..
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