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Submission + - Monster Cable trademarks more dictionary words (

mbelisle writes: "As I was reading about Monster Cable's ongoing campaign to sue anyone who uses the word monster, I came across two recent trademark filings by the company: "High Speed" and "Advanced" as they pertain to "Electrical and electromagnetic signal transmitting, amplifying, receiving, and converting devices, namely, cables, wires, and connectors for use with electrical, electronic, and computer devices." It may not in the same league as the patent on the internet, but should we be concerned? I don't want get a VeRO notice for selling high-speed cables on eBay."

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