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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    DENISE A GRANGER, 29 Aug 2016 @ 12:41pm

    Lowes and the sale of Maytag Washers

    bought Maytag washer from lowes less than a year ago have had nothing but problems, called maytag and all they want to do is send out a tech to fix the very loud machine that does not clean the clothes! so far we have had a new drum, a new something for vibration none of which helped, and just had maytag back again claims he could not find a thing wrong?! just my imagination! Contacted Lowes back they were ok with taking the machine back not for a refund but for a refund of $250.00, when we paid $550.00 and alot of aggervation!!

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