Corporate Shenanigans – No, Monster, You Do Not Own The Rights To the Word “Monster”

http://consumerist.com/5381528/brewer-sued-by-monster-energy-drink-asks-america-for-help

This is, to put it mildly, absolutely asinine.

To review, Monster Energy Drink wants to get into the alcohol market, so they sued a Vermont brewer because he had the nerve, NERVE, to use the lame pun “Vermonster” to describe his beer. Apparently they are concerned that the brands could be confused, which I would think would be rather difficult to do, since Vermonster is a product of quality.

Basically, this brewery got there first. In point of fact, a lot of products in Vermont use the term “Vermonster” (it describes a sandwich in every pizza joint in the state). And now Monster is suing to take away his copyright basically because they know he doesn’t have the money.

I think now would be a good time to stop drinking Monster Energy, don’t you?

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2 Responses to “Corporate Shenanigans – No, Monster, You Do Not Own The Rights To the Word “Monster””

  1. Samuel Bryant Says:

    Since I live 2000 miles from vermont and no one here will know I stole it, my penis is now officially called “the vermonster”. Hope i dont get sued. Or possibly I will nickname it based on the state I am in at that time followed by -onster. I’m going to have to really think about this.

    btw…just read through all the archives man. Good stuff. Didnt even know you had this until i noticed it in your sig today.

    • seitzeeing Says:

      Yeah, I’m starting out small and trying to build an archive. Look, everybody, I can write about serious shit too!

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