from my understanding, trademark law says you must actively protect your marks. It doesn't give them carte blanche to issue blanket legal threats to anyone using a single word from the mark in most cases. Especially when the mark contains words as generic as 'Monster'.
If someone was marketing "Monster Wires", I could understand that. This prick is putting a spin on all of this to make it sound like it's legal behavior. It isn't..
He also says that they weren't going to sue Snow Monsters, oh ok. They were however trying to get them to sign a document handing off the rights to the Snow Monsters name, and had the audacity to state in that document that there would be licensing fees that Snow Monsters would have to pay to them to use the name. Nice. Real nice.
Edited by shadow45 (08/01/2005 21:23)