Radio Shack threatened to sue Bianca!
Can you believe it? Have you ever confused the two? In a despute that was settled out of court on June 25, 1997, Tandy, the company that owns Radio Shack, claimed that Bianca's Smut Shack diluted the "goodwill" associated with its trademark of the word shack. I honestly thought this was an Onion story when I first read it.
Bianca's Smut Shack reaches agreement with Tandy!
On June 25, 1997, BiancaTroll Productions announced that they had reached an agreement with Radio Shack. Tandy has now agreed to remove the trademark block on Bianca's Smut Shack and discontinue any threats of litigation. The Shack is safe!
Over 2500 letters...
were sent through vagabondage in defense of the Bianca's Smut Shack. Wired News ran a great story about the controversy, and Salon Magazine remaned it's Media Circus to Media Shack on the day it's story about the controversy ran. Thank you all, bianca loves you!
The original letter...
that was modified and sent to Radio Shack from this site read:Your attempt to stop Bianca's Smut Shack from using the name they've been using since 1994 is upsetting to me and the rest of the Web community.
It is also misguided. I shop at Radio Shack and I spend time at Bianca's, and until I read a newspaper article describing how you were keeping biancatroll productions from trademarking "Bianca's Smut Shack" I had never even thought of the two at the same time, much less confused one for the other.
Bianca's Smut Shack was one of the first communities on the Web and it means a lot to all of us. Until I know that you have retracted your cease and desist order with biancatroll productions, I will not be shopping in your store.