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Old 07-16-2012, 09:22 PM
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Hey everyone, today the second most visited site on my computer had a message at the top. The company behind Monster energy drinks is tying to sue the monster aquaria network, including aquariacentral.com monsterfishkeepers.com, and a few more aquarium/pond related sites under the same network. The forum makes just enough money to stay running by selling some clothing and ad space. Once in a while the money is given back to the user by the servers being upgraded. As far as I could find the last server upgrade was around 2006 or 2009 (dont remember off the top of my head).

Part of the issue is the use of the word monster. The other part is that we have a logo with an 'M' in it that looks similar to the monster logo. The Monster Fish Keepers™ trademark "M" has been in use since 2005. Although Monster Fish Keepers™ '"M" has held a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since October of 2007.


Here is a link to a more detailed thread about the situation.
http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums...eeds-your-help!!

http://support.monsterfishkeepers.com/

Im not asking much, if you like monster drinks, then you can still drink them. But if you could please sign the petition I would greatly appreciate it, and so would the thousands of members of the monster aquaria network.

http://www.change.org/petitions/mons...-infringement#

Here is another article about monster energy taking legal action against another company with monster in the name.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/200...48336651.shtml

Apparently monster energy seems to think they own the word monster. Whats next? Suing Pixar for the movie Monsters ink?

This is a company that makes millions, if not billions selling an unhealthy drink to millions of people every day going against a forum that is about how to care for fish in an aquarium properly. Much like rctech monster aquaria sites have been getting more and more ads, but monster aquaria needs it to pay the bills.
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:45 AM
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:55 AM
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Well, less than 24hs and over 400 signatures already. Monster energy really picks their fights. There are so many other companies that have monster in the name or even have an M and sell drinks. But they decide to sue a forum about fish keeping. Many good people over there, and a good percentage being into rc in one way or another. Mostly flight and scale boats.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:07 PM
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They wouldn't dare mess with monster cable.......
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