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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    Arni, 28 Oct 2009 @ 3:23pm

    Re: Re: This is why me and my dad...

    Hay pal, there is not one employee in our Lowe's store that make $30.00 an hour except for maybe the store manager if you want to break down all his bonuses and incentives.

    All our people start between minimum wage and $12.00 an hour. Half of the store employees are on State assistance for food, electrical, medical, etc...

    Most of the employees are not an expert in their field or job position, we have four people in our plumbing dept. who know zero about plumbing.

    The only thing Lowe's has that is good for the employees are the benefits but the pay SUCKS, it has not kept up with the times. Who and the hell can live on $10.00hr. Lowe's employees need to get together with employees of Home Depot and start a UNION to benefit the employees and bring the wages MAYBE up to $30.00hr or at least $18.00 hr. for most positions.

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