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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    Doug, 13 Aug 2012 @ 8:13am

    Re: Lowes now stealing from customers

    I dont believe this for a minute. Not saying Lowes didnt screw up doors - probably did. The part about waiting 2 months to get his money from lowes so he could purchase doors from the big orange pumpkin - bull crap - this guy is trying to make lowes look bad. I know for a fact that HD would give him a credit card to buy the doors so he could close his building in. This person is a compulsive liar.......waiting 2 months to get his money to close a building in....dont hire this guy if he is a contractor....dip wad!!!!

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