Lowes Tries To Silence Sucks Site For Complaints About Lowes

from the did-someone-call-Streisand's-name? dept

We've covered a variety of cases involving so-called "sucks sites," where someone registers as a domain name the name of a company and appends sucks to the end in order to create a complaint site. Companies have often complained that these sites are trademark violations, but that usually doesn't pass the moron in a hurry test. The latest such case involves home improvement store Lowes. A guy who bought a fence from them was upset that the installers botched the job. Lowes refused to take responsibility, so he set up a site at Lowes-Sucks.com and promptly received a cease and desist from the company claiming trademark violation. While early on, a few companies were able to get sucks sites shut down, it's become a lot rarer, as judges tend to recognize that criticism is perfectly legitimate -- and no one is likely to confuse a sucks site as being endorsed by the company. In the meantime, of course, in sending out such a cease and desist, Lowes has just drawn a lot more attention to the fact that they won't take responsibility for the botched fence install. Wouldn't it have just been better for business to fix the damn fence?

Filed Under: streisand effect, sucks site
Companies: lowes

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  1. identicon
    Lost River, 3 Mar 2009 @ 6:35am

    Re: Sense and Senseless

    MIke you sound like someone one that has been brainwashed!
    Lowe's is a control freak@.com-org. That's right mimd control for the sake of money. Whom do you think you're trying to kid. Lowes is only interested in money or the high way. In the past they have been sued for things like
    selling bad, to very bad water heaters, cheating the employees on overtime. Often refered to Chinese Math. Lowes in not interested in sell anything, or installing anything with out making tons of dollars. Off the customer and off the backs of the poor dumb installers. The installer are forced to wear little hats, and ugly shirts, put up pain in the ass yard signs, deal with no brains install sales managers. and AIM that are full of abuse and mind controled
    sale associates. And all of that for have pay. So dont go trying to pretend the Lowes you work at is so good.

    The one thing you need to do is face the truth and try and find a better job. And the bst reason you cant find a better job is because you work so screwed up hours at the store you dont have time to get a better education and then quit. I wonder have you ever thought that this truth might be correct. It is a plan to keep you down in the dirt.

    I wnat you to know this the custmers is a liar most of the time, and they want some one to kiss their ass becauce they are stupid but will spead money to have it happen that way. Lowes is just trying to do the same thing for you.

    They pretend to be taking care of you with the use on mind control, just like they are pretnding to take care of the customer, with words like (lets build someting together).

    Get a grip will you. Lowes is there to make money, and they dont care whom they screw to get the money.. I wish the installer would pull it together and start an installers union.

    Lowes would be on strike the first week if the litte people
    got their acts together.

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