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  1. #26
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    To quote Shakespeare...
    "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"

    Lawyers, a parasitic neccesity of society...

  2. #27
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    yeah yer all gona boycott until something you want/wanted is on crazy discount

    at which point there was a moral imperative

    but we are talking cold hard cash here

    virtual enyweigh

    get over it already ... fuck
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  3. #28
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    This happens all the time in the business world. Backcountry would probably lose if they went to trial, because the term "Backcountry" is a commonly used descriptor, and therefore a "weak mark" (very difficult to obtain an exclusive right to a descriptive trademark) but the little mom and pops can't fund their defense of use of that same descriptive trademark. In the end, Backcountry will probably wind up paying the mom and pops to switch names. If you really want to fuck with them, start a crowdfunded defense fund. Backcountry will not go to trial if they think they may lose, because it would eliminate the value of their investment in the trademark entirely. A well funded defendant with a long running use of the mark is a perfect case to defeat Backcountry's strategy.

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    Except BC hardly ever has the best deals. They're like Amazon, You can get anything you want but you're going to pay the going rate for it.

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    get paid

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledbacon View Post
    To quote Shakespeare...
    "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"

    Lawyers, a parasitic neccesity of society...
    Everyone brings that ^^ one up but actualy " Dick the Butcher " wanted to do bad things so lets kill all the lawyers

    context eh
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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledbacon View Post
    To quote Shakespeare...
    "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers"

    Lawyers, a parasitic neccesity of society...
    Shakespeare wrote that as a compliment to lawyers because he viewed them as the bulwark between law and order and a petulant tyrant who would prefer to ignore the laws and run the kingdom as he wanted - lawlessly. That tyrant dude said that choice line. "L'etat c'est moi" and all that. Kinda like the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    But I digress. Really disappointed that BC.com would do this. That sucks. I blame private equity! And greed. And shitty lawyers.

    ETA: what xxx-er said.

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    Unfortunately, and I'm just playing Devil's Advocate here, you can lose your trademark if you don't aggressively defend it. yay!
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Backcunty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hohes View Post
    I couldn't give a fuck, but today I am procrastinating so TGR is my filler.
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    faceshots are a powerful currency
    get paid

  9. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    So they're the Specialized of the outdoor retail market? Good to know...
    Competitive Cyclist - your newest Specialized dealer! Allez!!!!
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz View Post
    Looks like they sold out in 2015 to a private equity firm. Not surprising I guess that's what private equity firms do.
    Yeah I thought the boycott was already in place. No more hook up deals; what's the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    Except BC hardly ever has the best deals. They're like Amazon, You can get anything you want but you're going to pay the going rate for it.

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    Except they do have the best cashback. Over the years, I've bought less and less from them.

    - no more TGR promo code
    - no more 100% guarantee
    - too many restrictions on coupon codes
    - one of the first to charge tax
    - reviews that are padded by employees

  12. #37
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    I emailed my "personal gearhead" the following:
    Gearhead's Name,

    Nothing personal but due to actions by your company, I will never buy an item from backcountry.com EVER again. 

    https://coloradosun.com/2019/10/31/b...just-business/

    Your company has lost my business and I believe many others as well.

    Thank You

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    Maybe if we all took a moment to do the same, someone will notice.

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    Immediately got this response:
    Backcountry.com is currently engaged in a legal matter with Snapperhead Inventions LLC, the producer of the Marquette backcountry ski, related to the use of the our (Backcountry) name on their ski. We decline to comment on the matter until such time as it has been concluded, but we respect the rights of our customers and the public at large to discuss the matter and have their own views on it. While we would be really disappointed to lose any customers over the matter, we appreciate that people may feel strongly about it and chose to shop elsewhere.
    Fuck Backcountry

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    yeah yer all gona boycott until something you want/wanted is on crazy discount

    at which point there was a moral imperative

    but we are talking cold hard cash here

    virtual enyweigh

    get over it already ... fuck
    Pretty much. If it fits the bill, fine. But just thinking back, I have bought FAR less from them over the past few years.

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    We can still get bargains on Steep & cheap guilt free right..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CascadeLuke View Post
    We can still get bargains on Steep & cheap guilt free right..?
    No, I am afraid that isn't possible. Nothing is free.

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    Will I need to pay royalties to Backcountry.com when I recreate in the backcountry going forward? Am I allowed to buy a ski for use in the backcountry? Can I refer to the activities that I do in the outdoors away from populated areas as backcountry, or does the backcountry.com legal team have an alternate word for the entire industry to use now?

    I hear the Forest Service has backcountry rangers - will they need to pay Backcountry.com for us of that title in the future?

    There's a small café in Mazama Washington has the likeness of a goat on stickers, hats, t-shirts and mugs. Have for 25 years. They should sue them next, since they're the in business of having no soul.

    FUCK THEM

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    All stickers should be resigned in fear of infringement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Artist Formerly Known as Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Will I need to pay royalties to Backcountry.com when I recreate in the backcountry going forward?
    Well...yeah. I mean it is their's; says so right here "related to the use of the our (Backcountry) name on their ski."

    Duh!
    Last edited by smartyiak; 10-31-2019 at 03:17 PM.
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

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    well I don't know if "stiff guy" is trademarked in the USA

    but you guys might be FUBARED
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Artist Formerly Known as Leavenworth Skier View Post
    I emailed my "personal gearhead" the following:


    Maybe if we all took a moment to do the same, someone will notice.
    Just did the same. Told him to pass it on to his superiors.

    Those saying I'll bow back in to get a good deal don't know how stubborn I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CascadeLuke View Post
    All stickers should be resigned in fear of infringement.
    Good call.

    Get those gay stickers off your shit people.


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    Or cross out the O in country

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Artist Formerly Known as Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Immediately got this response:


    Fuck Backcountry
    I got the same generic response.
    The pacifists always lose, because the anti-pacifists kill them.

  25. #50
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    Sent them a message

    Total arrogant cunts.
    You’d think that they invented the term backcountry

    Can I trademark “skis?”


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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

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