So, after finding out about Monster Cables dirty tactics, I decided to post a poll to see how many others AVS members will no longer buy Monster Cable and Monster Power products.
FYI, here is what I was posting on some other forums (motorcycle forums) for those that may not know about this yet:
So, I was over at www.avsforum.com
when I found out that Monster Cable has been doing some major strong-arm tactics on large and small companies that have used the word Monster in their name, product name or anything like it.
Some of the things they are sueing about
Monster Energy Drink
Snow Monsters (a kids skiing group)
MonsterVintage (small used clothing store)
Monster's of the Midway (Chicago Bears)
Fenway Park's Monster seats
Monster Job site
The list goes on. If you want to see a list of who they are sueing, click here
Here is a link
to a news article on it in the SF Gate.
So, they are going after small and large alike. If you can't afford to fight it, they will take as little as $1000 up front and only 1% of your gross yearly business income.
I personally don't want to support a company that has business tactics like that. Trying to take away names of things that have nothing to do with their business. Please don't support them and purchase their very overpriced products.
In case anyone wants to write a little letter:
Noel Lee, President[email protected]
455 Valley Drive
Brisbane, CA 94005
Phone: 415 840-2000
Fax: 415 468-0310
David Tognotti, General Counsel[email protected]
Phone: 415 716-0303
Irene Baran, Chief Operating Officer[email protected]
Daniel Graham, Editorial and Press Contact[email protected]
Charles Leib, PR
Phone: (602) 300-0900