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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    linda lane, 13 Oct 2014 @ 5:37pm

    Re: Lowes Does Suck

    I feel awful for you. If you knew what lowes did to use you wouldn't belive it. Do you sign in the contract"Arbitration" that means you can not sue. Their subcontractors ripped off the room of my house and it was raining inside my home almost $30,000 dollars and damages. I"ve been paying (WATER DAMAGE THE WORST KIND TO HAVE NO ONE WANTS TO INSURANCE YOU AND YOUR RATES GO THROUGH THE CEILING.. My homeowners are also just as bad. It's tim people pull together on "LOWES" i HAD TO HIRE LAWYER BUT i HAVE TO PAY HIM MY SELF. I NEED ALL THE NAMES AND PHONE NUMBERS OFF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT LOWES HAS BEEN NEGLIENTS AND CONTRACT THE ATTORNEY GENRAL'S OFFICE. PLEASE CONTACT ME. IT'S TIME WE AS CONSUMERS PROTECT OURSELVES FROM BIG BUSINESS. KEEP, PICTURES, VIDEOS, WITNESES ETC. SPEAD MY EMAIL TO ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO THEM. PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS YOU CAN. LETS STOP COMPLAING AND GO PUBLIC WITH THIS!!!!!!!!!!

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