because it would be a naive waste of time and effortmybrainhurts said:so my question to you is, what's wrong with expecting/asking a big company to behave ethically??? and don't just say "because that's how things are"...
The difference is, what they are doing is perfectly within their legal rights and has legal precedent.mybrainhurts said:you or i did whatever we wanted, we'd be in jail...are you saying that doesn't matter to you?
It was my hope that the Specialized reps read this like many other company reps do. Niner and Ergon come to mind. As an owner of 3 Specialized bikes at one time, there`s no dought that they put out a good product. But the face they`re putting on by going after a small "cottage" company that poses no threat, seems rather strange to me. Image is very important ,especially in the bike industry.Lambdamaster said:. Instead of whining on an internet forum in the 5436432th thread on the topic, why not actually do something with appreciable benefit?? it's easy to be so righteous when all you have to do is type from your armchair.
stop spammingFat Bob said:I wanted to bring attention to the fact that a big faceless company was trying to bully a small independent with the threat of litigation over something as ridiculous as the word "Epic".
I think the word is out. If SBC wants to email me back, I welcome it. If their reps read this and report back to HQ... good, maybe they'll fire one lawyer and hire two new designers or other creative folks to help move the company forward rather than relying on litigiation and "rights" to run the company.
yes, and don't forget that they have donated $450000 to Susan G Komen foundation, and are committed to another $400000 by the end of this year. My god, what a terrible, terrible company!! :bluefrown:shift96 said:Yeah, well this "terrible" company took my fork off my bike that I bought used, rebuilt and got it working perfectly for no charge at all to me. Not even shipping. They are such a bad company
This has nothing to do with their trademark. When you pass the bar let me know, otherwise take some of your own advice and STFU.tonyxcom said:If you guys would just try to educate yourself on trademark law you will see that Spesh doesn't have much choice in the matter. Try reading one of the other threads on this subject..
Haven't owned a Spec since 1999, but owned several before. Old steel Stumpjumpers, first generation M2, FSR's, S-works. I used to think they were great, but now think of them as the Bank of America of bike companies.... enjoy your bikes and know you support a douche bag company... speaks volumes about you.tonyxcom said:Otherwise stop being spineless pussies... sell all your Specialized bikes/stuff to people that will continue to enjoy them for you.