told, to change to their present name "Auto Zone."
> ***** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***** Scan Shack web site is closing !!!
> This message is to inform all of the closing down of the Scan Shack Web Site.
> I received an e-mail from Tandy Corp (Radio Shack) saying if I did not do what
> they asked in the message, action would be taken against me. I include the
> e-mail below.
> I will continue with the Adventures of Scanner Dweeb comic strip though which
> will continue to be located at the URL:
> I hope you all found some "good" value from the Scan Shack web site when it was
> up and running.
> Thanks to all who visited it..... Please continue to visit the Scanner Dweeb
> Below is the e-mail I received from Tandy..... as written.
> Subj: Use of our registered mark "SHACK"
> Date: 10/5/99 3:43:33 PM Mountain Daylight Time
> Tandy is concerned about your use of its "SHACK" registered mark as your
> business name and internet site name. In the event that you were not aware,
> you are hereby advised that Technology Properties, Inc. (TPI) owns numerous
> federal registrations for its internationally recognized RADIOSHACK and
> family of other SHACK marks for a wide variety of consumer products and
> services, including scanners. Millions of dollars are spent annually by
> Tandy, the exclusive licensee of TPI, advertising products and services
> using these marks. the SHACK mark is of enormous value to TPI. Further
> Tandy as a responsible company has worked hard with local, state and federal
> legislators to ensure that proper use of scanners.
> You site appears to be one devoted to information exchange leading to the
> unauthorized modification of scanners for potentially illegal scanning.
> Your use of our SHACK name and products on your site is no authorized by
> anyone at Tandy. Your use of TPI's registered SHACK name as your site name
> is likely to confuse the public into believing that is an affiliation
> between you operation and Tandy's SHACK operations. You may not realize that
> you are not permitted to incorporate another's trademark or service mark
> into your own site name. This association dilutes the strength and
> integrity of our SHACK mark.
> Tandy must insist that you immediately cease using its "SHACK" mark as any
> part of your business's name or in your internet address.
> Nothing in this e-mail represents an admission by Tandy or TPI that you have
> any righ5s in or to the "SHACK" name or mark. Tandy and TPI are merely
> attempting to inform you of their concerns and notify you of their rights
> before circumstances necessitate further action.
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