by Mike Masnick
Fri, Oct 9th 2009 3:37pm
We've seen so many stories about trademark disputes involving Monster Cable that, as soon as I saw that Jonathan had submitted a story about a trademark dispute over the word "monster," I assumed it must involve them. But... nope. No such luck. This particular dispute involves Monster Energy Drink complaining about the attempted national trademark on Vermonster beer, a play on the fact that the beer is from Vermont. The guy behind Vermonster called up the energy drink company's lawyer, and said there shouldn't be a problem since he wasn't going into the energy drink business, and as long as MED stayed out of the beer business, there wouldn't be an issue. But the lawyers for Monster Energy Drink said no deal. The Vermonster guy says he's going to fight it, even if it costs a bunch of money to take on MED, saying that it's a question of principles. Maybe we can have Monster Cable try to arbitrate a solution...
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