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Monster Cable Shifts Back Into Lawsuit Gear Against Monster Transmission

by April 08, 2009
Monster Transmission

Monster Transmission

Just when we thought we heard the last of Monster trademark litigations, they’ve defied all logic by attacking one of the last few American companies that actually manufacture their own products - Monster Transmission.

In these economic times, it is a struggle for everyone to keep afloat. Whether you work for a company, or own one. Monster Transmission, a Florida company that builds and sells transmissions for cars and trucks is the newest target of Monster Cable’s litigation team.

After a recent lawsuit with the Monster Mini Golf franchise and receiving tons of negative publicity, the owner of Monster Cable, Noel Lee decided to back off and re-think their Trademark strategy. This sounded like the end of Monster Cable’s bully type behavior, but behind the scenes it is apparently still business as usual with their legal department.

If anyone were to Google the phrase “Monster Cable sues”, you would find over 72,000 search results filled with stories about their terribly aggressive trademark tactics. “It is believed by many that the reason their products are so overpriced, is to pay for all their legal fees. I wonder how many tax payer dollars have been wasted over the years to fill the court system with their ridiculous law suits.” says Achilles Thomas of Monster Transmission.

Now their latest attack focuses against Monster Transmission, a family owned company that specializes in high performance transmissions for hot rods & muscle cars. They are one of the last few American companies that does NOT import, but actually re-manufactures its products right here in the good old U.S.A.! In contrast, most if not all Monster Cable products are imported from foreign countries such as China, which is definitely not a help to our economy or the working man.

After Monster Transmission refused to hand over their name, Monster Cable filed suit and the attorneys are now going to battle. Who knows how long this new case will be dragged out, and how many more will follow. After attacking Disney’s film “Monsters Inc.”, Monster.com, Monster Energy Drink, Timex, Monster Mini-Golf, Discovery Channel and countless others, one has to wonder when will it stop?

We believe the public and companies that deal with Monster Cable need to be aware of such behavior. Says Achilles. Possibly even a boycott of Monster Cable products would be appropriate. Monster Cable must be brought to justice, and we ask that you send this article to anyone and everyone you know.

I had a brief phone conversation with Achilles Thomas of Monster Transmission and asked him the following questions.

Have any of your customers ever associated your business with Monster Cable products?

Absolutely Not.

Were you aware of Monster’s litigious nature prior to being issued this lawsuit from them?

No, in fact, I had never heard of them before.

Have they offered you an amicable resolution outside of the courtroom?

No.

Here are a few links to the history of Monster Cable’s bad litigious nature..

http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/HallOfShame/MonsterCable/MonsterCable.shtml

http://www.audioholics.com/search?SearchableText=monster+cable

http://monstercable1.com/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123869022704882969.html

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Jack Hammer posts on July 16, 2009 03:50
jamie2112, post: 597448
I thought the one with the most subs wins……………….yes,no?

Only if they're working, really big, and calibrated. Any blown ones on the back porch don't count

Jack
jamie2112 posts on July 16, 2009 03:19
Jack Hammer, post: 597444
I seem to recall this one, “MOM, how come Mike always gets aways with it?”

Jack

I thought the one with the most subs wins……………….yes,no?
Jack Hammer posts on July 16, 2009 03:09
mike c, post: 597441
it started from that … “but mom! he started it”

i'm mama's favorite.

I seem to recall this one, “MOM, how come Mike always gets aways with it?”

Jack
jamie2112 posts on July 16, 2009 03:08
I am dyin here………LMFAO………..
mike c posts on July 16, 2009 03:06
Jack Hammer, post: 597438
I was thinking it was more related to the ‘my dad can kick your dad’s @$$' stuff that was starting to get tossed around.

Jack

it started from that … “but mom! he started it”

i'm mama's favorite.

seriously though:

Pete_A, post: 595897
Really? Some people do make that mistake.

For future reference, what part of my post made you want to get your *** kicked the most?

Obviously this thread has gone way off topic and has no reason to continue. I was doing reseach on multitouch screen technology and shouldn't have let myself get distracted with irrelevant one-sided “discussions” on AudioHolics. I'll be sure to use the same name when I login in again next year.

part in bold was what made me start to tick. he was an arrogant *****. <- that rhymes btw.
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