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    aquatuning trademark grab ?

    Found this on the [H]
    "Aquatuning of Germany which sells many products is registering the trademark names of its many of its distributors! Such as Bitspower, Danger Den, Koolance, Swiftech, Thermochill, XSPC, and possibly others."
    http://www.hardocp.com/news.html?new...VzaWFzdCwsLDE=
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    wow...
    I've recently purchased from aquatuning.de
    I didn't want to purchase from them (shipping price is ), but it's near impossible to find popular WC items in stock here in europe...
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    so wait aqua tunning is suing monster cable?

    can we say stupid?

    Monster cable was around A LOT FREAKEN LONGER then aquatuning. And will be around A LOT FREAKEN LONGER too.

    whose next disney and the movie monsters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NaeKuh View Post
    so wait aqua tunning is suing monster cable?

    can we say stupid?

    Monster cable was around A LOT FREAKEN LONGER then aquatuning. And will be around A LOT FREAKEN LONGER too.

    whose next disney and the movie monsters?
    No.... Their registering the trademarked names of the products that they're selling and going after their competitors for using the names on their site.

    It would be like me moving PTS to Germany, registering the "Swiftech" name in Germany, and pursuing legal action against any other store in Germany using the name "Swiftech" on their site.

    The article is also pointing out the business link between Aquatuning and Alphacool.... perhaps insinuating that this is some sort of play to completely control the availability of products which compete with those of Alphacool within Germany. (a bit of a stretch, though)
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    That is some serious scumbaggery. But in the end the rightful trademark and copyright owners will prevail, it will just cost them a lot of money in litigation costs and attorneys fees. I guess douchebags will be douchebags, is all I can say.

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    ahhhh thanks for the clear up alex.
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    going to register the name Petras . . . and maybe open up some newdie bars under the new name
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthBeavis View Post
    going to register the name Petras . . . and maybe open up some newdie bars under the new name
    some1 did that with zanzabar, and im rather sure that ive had it before anything else since the bar with it was the 1st biz and it was in 99
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    It might just be me but I just don't see any way how this is going to work out well for them.. Especially if they are sending cease and desist orders to other resllers.

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    WTF? http://oami.europa.eu/CTMOnline/Requ...en_SearchBasic

    I typed in "Bitspower".

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    Name: Aquatuning GmbH
    ID No: 344973
    Natural or legal person: Legal entity
    Address: Beckheide 13
    Post code: 33689
    Town: Bielefeld
    Country: GERMANY
    Correspondence address: Aquatuning GmbH Beckheide 13 D-33689 Bielefeld ALEMANIA
    Telephone: 00 49-5205991980
    Fax: 00 49-52059919822

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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] riptide View Post
    wow did aquatuning just trademark Bitspower? scumbags

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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] riptide View Post
    I did XSPC and Swiftech

    Trade mark name : Swiftech
    Trade mark No : 007605611
    Trade mark basis: CTM
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    At least the Thermaltake name is safe. That means water-cooling will not die.
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    as the hardocp link says... vote with your wallet folks, you just cant support a company like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsumanik View Post
    as the hardocp link says... vote with your wallet folks, you just cant support a company like this.
    i agree, until Aquatuning/Aquacool comes up with a formal statement saying it has some type of Bitspower Co. i will not be purchasing their products, nor even consider them.

    has anyone heard of any relationships between BP and Aquatuning/Aquacool?

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    To the EU courts! There's anti-competitive behaviour afoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsumanik View Post
    as the hardocp link says... vote with your wallet folks, you just cant support a company like this.
    While I agree that we as Customers should make them burn in hell for doing crap like that by not buying anything from them anymore, there is a major problem, it is the only online shop in all of europe that has a decent selection of parts.

    At least in the uk we have various alternatives, but having to buy everything separately and pay for shipping from each shop due to no shop having everything kills it.
    The next shop that has everything would be performance pcs as they ship worldwide, but seriously, do you want to wait several weeks for stuff to arrive and pay 50$+ for shipping? there are limits to how far people would go to do the "right thing".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthBeavis View Post
    At least the Thermaltake name is safe. That means water-cooling will not die.

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    This is seriously out of order.

    It's gonna be, erm, interesting...

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    If you're looking for parts in EU, I'd suggest www.highflow.nl or wcuk.
    They have quite a big selection.

    Aquatuning really needs to burn in hell...

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    man, someone needs to seriously piss in aquatuning's wheaties today
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    This is disturbing to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naokaji View Post
    While I agree that we as Customers should make them burn in hell for doing crap like that by not buying anything from them anymore, there is a major problem, it is the only online shop in all of europe that has a decent selection of parts.

    At least in the uk we have various alternatives, but having to buy everything separately and pay for shipping from each shop due to no shop having everything kills it.
    The next shop that has everything would be performance pcs as they ship worldwide, but seriously, do you want to wait several weeks for stuff to arrive and pay 50$+ for shipping? there are limits to how far people would go to do the "right thing".
    i am in canada man, ppc's charges me up the yin yang for shipping too, plus duties when it arrives.

    it sucks, but you gotta stay strong...

    i wonder if you contacted ppc's about the situation if they would cut euro customers a deal...would be alot of customers turned thier direction.

    Asfar as shipping times are concerned here in canada i notice that when i order stuff from overseas (europe or asia) it usually arrives alot faster than stuff from the US, i think it is just due to less of a volume from those markets, so it gets through the brokerages faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsumanik View Post
    i am in canada man, ppc's charges me up the yin yang for shipping too, plus duties when it arrives.
    Not my experience. I find that PPC is very reasonable with their rates. If you want fast delievry with tracking and insurance, you have to pay for it. That isn't their fault. They offer much cheaper rates than many others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsumanik View Post
    i am in canada man, ppc's charges me up the yin yang for shipping too, plus duties when it arrives.
    PPC's is pretty decent with their rates, and as long as you choose USPS Express and the order's not a huge one, 90% of the time you won't have to pay customs fees. There isn't much they can do though - they're as much at the mercy of the postal system as anyone is.
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