Nick, get a cease and desist letter yet? (Backcountry.com Discussion)

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WasatchWill

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Been a week since I last popped on here but figured this conversation would be happening here too, especially with the domain. I find it odd that I haven't yet seen BackcountryEdge.com named in any of the few reports I've read up on. That site/company, in my mind, are much more of a direct competitor among any of the others that are listed among the litigation cases to date. That said...in hind sight, trying to build a brand on the back of that word alone probably wasn't the wisest idea. Might as well build a brand on "sky" or "wilderness" or "forest".
 

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Been a week since I last popped on here but figured this conversation would be happening here too, especially with the domain. I find it odd that I haven't yet seen BackcountryEdge.com named in any of the few reports I've read up on. That site/company, in my mind, are much more of a direct competitor among any of the others that are listed among the litigation cases to date. That said...in hind sight, trying to build a brand on the back of that word alone probably wasn't the wisest idea. Might as well build a brand on "sky" or "wilderness" or "forest".
Brb registering domains...
 

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Been a week since I last popped on here but figured this conversation would be happening here too, especially with the domain. I find it odd that I haven't yet seen BackcountryEdge.com named in any of the few reports I've read up on. That site/company, in my mind, are much more of a direct competitor among any of the others that are listed among the litigation cases to date. That said...in hind sight, trying to build a brand on the back of that word alone probably wasn't the wisest idea. Might as well build a brand on "sky" or "wilderness" or "forest".
They already changed their name to Enwild.com
 

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They already changed their name to Enwild.com
You're right. I bought a youth pack from them for one of my kids about a year ago and hadn't bought anything since and didn't realize the name change until today. Looks like they rebranded under their new name in August. While I can find reports of when they changed, I don't see anything mentioned about why exactly, but it's almost certain they too got a C & D after all. I think I like their new look better and their new name may better serve them in the future, so good for them.
 

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You're right. I bought a youth pack from them for one of my kids about a year ago and hadn't bought anything since and didn't realize the name change until today. Looks like they rebranded under their new name in August. While I can find reports of when they changed, I don't see anything mentioned about why exactly, but it's almost certain they too got a C & D after all. I think I like their new look better and their new name may better serve them in the future, so good for them.
Someone on 14ers.com mentioned that they changed their name because of backcountry.com
 

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I feel like there's a good chance they're putting additional lawsuits on ice until they figure out how to handle this fiasco. It's amazing how much backlash they're experiencing right now.
 

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