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Thread: Buell/HD Send the Lawyers after Aussie Buell Website

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    Buell/HD has sent lawyers after Australian website www.aussiebuellriders.info to cease using the name "Buell" in the domain name www.aussiebuellriders.info

    apparently Buell/HD USA claim that the name buell used within the domain name is a breach of their trademark and as such have demanded via lawyers to have the name dropped from the domain name.

    one must wonder what motivates HD/Buell to attack its own followers/community and what it hopes to achieve.

    my advice to HD/Buell would be to not worry about their own supporters/community and go after the blatant infringements of trademark/copyright going on on eBay.

    one wonders the fate of other sites like: www.buellitinboard.com and www.buellxb.com surely they will meet the same fate.

    http://www.aussiebuellriders.info/ph...opic.php?t=351Link to website

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    I don't understand. Maybe HD fears some little potential liability/loophole concerning their product. You guys think letters to Harley would help them call the dogs off of the Aussie buellers, or do you think it would just serve to focus the attention on us instead? I can only imagine what those guys must be feeling right about now. Talk about a slap in the face...

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    Well we are going to loose our Australian Buell Fan Site that we have worked years to establish. You can only assume that any site with the name "Buell" in the domain name is under threat.

    Send your emails to Buell/Harley Davidson Australia:
    h-daustralia@harley-davidson.com

    or to Buell marketing:
    laura.denissen@harley-davidson.com

    Buell would have to be one of the only company's dumb enough to attack its on fan/community. shame on them it all boils down to greed

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    tried to send a message to the australia address, but it didn't link up.
    Will try the one here stateside.
    I am so sorry to hear this wb2007. I don't get people. this kind of crap is the reason my social skills are deteriorating. The more I learn about people, the more time I try to spend on my motorcycle...ALONE

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    yeah i think the HD australia address is no good. It came from the buell website today and does not work so that tells you a little bit about how much buell/hd want to hear from the consumer.

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    we have the online petition now:

    Online Save ABR Petition

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    i say if buell goes through with this and attacks the usa forums sales will slowly die and groups will die off then there sales will go down. and bike promotion will stop. who has ever been to the harley shop and ever herd now here is what you need from a salesman and they pointed to a buell. point taken. if they attack sites with the buell name in them who is going to sale the bikes. shure isnt harley shops 100% of the ones i goto only have them cause the have to carry them and sell so many to get there harley buell free promotion and buyer discounts they dont tell the public about. i have never had a shop tell me to try a buell. they push only harley. buell needs its own shops. with buell stuff on the walls it will sell if you can find it. thats the problem it out there but so scattered and hard to find its not selling to its potential. i say let the site live on. its free advertising and very helpfull. why kill a selling device thats free. who has been to a demo ride expeecting to be able to buy buell stuff. nope its a brochure and a demo ride. where is the merchindise i know it will fit in trailers or there is a place called ups it in so its ther to sell when you get there and take the unsold with you and restock with ups at the next stop.. its not hard. you need a road sales mgr i'll do it but not for free. i will improve sales but i would need supplies in able to sell. heck here in florida we have so many bike rallys buell could make a fortune and get promotion. only if they came with more than a brochure and a smile. people want to spend money and buy stuff. harley shops 99% dont have it there. so bring it post the info on each fourm its free and watch the people flock there to clean house on everything you brought. i would spend a few $100.00 there i know. ok my agervation is over sorry but sometimes its arghhhhh.

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    wb2007: What do you think about this name: AussieHondaRiders? Or maybe AussieSuzukiRiders? Of course, if you change the name you will have to change bikes. But I can tell you from personal experience that Honda has a good product. I don't know if they are given to this sort of petty bull****, but I'm willing to bet they are smart enough to know when they are getting free advertising...

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    mezap we will probably just change to ABR and keep it at that.

    Im thinking about moving to KTM and getting a superduke 990:)

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    harley dealers dont have to carry or sell buells.....most dealers stoped selling buells around my way....buell harley have nothing to do with each other



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