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This is a re-post from another forum, but I thought it important, and couldn't locate a similar thread here on APC.
http://support.monsterfishkeepers.com/

http://forum.simplydiscus.com/showthread.php?97842-Monster-Aquaria-Network-Needs-Support-from-us! said:
This is from my local club ...

MFK and all of MAN need your help!

Recently, we received a notice that we are being sued for breach of copyright and were given a cease and desist letter for both the word "Monster" and our logo, the "monster M", despite the fact that the trademarks have been registered since 2005. Please take a minute to visit the blog that has been started and read to find out what you can do to help.

Li is a long time club member and has always been a huge personal supporter of CCA. He needs us now.

As you know, Li (neoprodigy) is also a massive supporter of the hobby, from donating funds and supplies to conventions to maintaining our series of free networks for fishkeepers of all kinds all over the world. His influence and support of the hobby should be legendary, and he has always maintained his sites at no cost to our members.

The network does not have the money for a lengthy legal battle and the future of the forums could be at risk. I would like to thank any of you that take the time to send emails, phone calls, or letters in our defense.

To reiterate, additional information and explanation can be found on the blog that has been set up at the following address: http://support.monsterfishkeepers.com/

The contact information for reaching the Monster Energy Corporation is listed below:

Monster Energy Corporation Contact Information
Address:
Monster Beverage Corporation
Attention: Consumer Relations
550 Monica Circle Suite 201
Corona, CA 92880

Phone:
1-800-426-7367

Email:
[email protected]

http://monsterbevcorp.com/contact.php

Monster Energy Company

Address:
550 Monica Circle, Suite 201
Corona, CA 92880

Phone:
866-322-4466 Ext. 585

http://www.monsterenergy.com/us/en/h...ages:contact

Monster Energy Corporation Brands

Monster Energy
Hansen's Natural
Peace Tea
Worx Energy
Blue Sky

Please join us in a total boycott of all their products and make your voice heard through letters, emails, or phone calls. We know that our fellow fish heads will come to our support and help us win this battle.
 

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I am getting a statement of support approved on my home forum as of yesterday to support these good folks. I'm waiting for approval of my admin over on AquaticPlantEnthusiasts.com where I am also a moderator. I hope he'll approve it soon.

Another piece of advice, is that there is a legal, first amendment and vexatious litigant & humor site called PopeHat.com run by real lawyers against this kind of censorious thuggery that also helps serve as an echo chamber for the Streisand Effect. Read their site and then send the admin, Ken (ken at pope hat dot com), a note about it asking him to send up the "Pope Hat Signal" which is their idiom for finding pro bono representation against insufferable douche canoes like Monster Energy that would try to generate a chilling effect when they are legally and ethically in the wrong.

Our legal system is so broken to even allow this kind of thing. It makes me absolutely furious. If you want it to reverberate across the Internet, or at least Google+, go ahead and +1 my post at https://plus.google.com/u/0/109425741761149750172/posts/ffamYS7dAmT.

This is some bull crap, right here and Monster Energy must be punished for this outrage.
 

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what a load, its not like the can own the word monster and the logo is nothing like there i say keep going and if they get taken to court tell every media outlet that will listen
 

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I don't suppose they care about the job search site "Monster" though...
They don't care because like the psychopaths they are, Monster,com can fight back effectively and is a bigger corporation with more expensive lawyers who also pre-existed the energy drink makers but so did Monster Fish Keepers but they are the easier target.
 

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i wish them luck heres a similar story just showing you how messed up these corporations are, likely hood is as long as they hold there ground they will probably come to some compromise. These companies are used to people just getting scared and folding. Stupid lawsuit
 
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