Hi folks, from day one we declared - as in website footer:
Planet Redbull is
not affiliated with or endorsed by the Redbull. We are a independent
Redbull Observatory reporting and giving an outside view of the Redbull
Action Empire. "Planet Redbull" should not be confused with the website
of Redbull, which can be found at www.redbull.com
2 weeks ago we received following e-mail and cease and desist notice. (Which is comparable to be digitally kicked in the groin)
"Red Bull is pleased that you are a fan of Red Bull products and sponsored events and greatly appreciates your support and loyalty towards the Red Bull brand."
At the same time they demand from us kindly not to infringe (Web dictionary: transgress or exceed the limits of; violate: infringe a contract; infringe a patent, invalidate) the trademarks of RED BULL GmbH - we never did, we never intended to - particularly to stop using the planet-redbull.com domain name, to cancel the planet-redbull.com domain name and provide RED BULL GmbH with the Registrar’s confirmation of cancellation of the domain name.
Wow, way to go and then backing up which such a notice. If they deal that way with real hard-core red Bull fans what are they doing with folks that screw them or use their name and screw others???
Well, we are aware of at least 1 case where they do nothing (did at least for 2 years after reported to them)
We are extremely disappointed and discussed for 2 weeks.
We had to remove logos etc. to respect the trademark. We do not give up our domain as demanded and take financial lost. No matter if they have a billion $ budget, 2000 attorneys and we are just a few small webguys that did do nothing wrong to hurt the brand even by a yota, pretend to be them or try to sell anything.
Red Bull is not only a product, it's a lifestyle and we want to write about it.
We surfed a little around found that: http://goo.gl/OoVsN
How other world-brands - in that case Jack Daniels - approach similar situations (it was not our intent also to come in such situation). At least a reasonable way to talk to somebody instead to demand.....
We'll keep you posted!
Vildósola Red Bull Racing Team, 2010 Baja 1000 overall winner, first
mexican team ever win Baja 1000. Campeones del primer lugar absoluto en
Baja 1000 2010. After months of preparation and adjustments, Vildosola
Racing finally will introduce their new Trophy Truck to Baja.
Image credits; Social media Account Vildosola Racing
Menzies Motorsports is aiming at it, the repeat of last years Baja 500 victory! Last years SCORE "Rookie of the Year" desert series champion Bryce Menzies
starting in his #1 Red Bull Trophy Truck (Menzies Motorsport
) running KMC wheels and BFGoodrich tires as 19th. Menzies Motorsports will return to the storied Tecate SCORE Baja 500
this June to defend their 2011 title. The squad is favored for a top
result in 2012 after scoring a decisive win at the race a year ago. In
2011, Menzies and co-driver Pete Mortensen drew the No. 1 starting
position and led the top class trophy trucks throughout the nine-hour
race. They finished more than 10 minutes ahead of the next-fastest
trophy truck finisher.
For more information on Red Bull athletes participating in the upcoming Baja 500 racing Trophy Trucks visit here...
For Trophy Truck specific information visit Trophy-Truck-Racing
as well you could check the Menzies Motorsports Team-Website here...
About Menzies Motorsports
Established in 2007 by Las Vegas businessman Steve Menzies, the
Menzies Motorsports squad has become one of the most prominent forces in
off-road racing. The team racked up a series of accolades in 2011,
including championship titles in the SCORE Trophy Truck Championship and
the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series. Driver Bryce Menzies, 24, was
also recognized as Dirt Sports Magazine’s Rider of the Year.
Image credits: Menzies Motorsports / Team Photographer Jenn Hellstrom
All the best action from the Red Bull City Scramble in Auckland! Competitors had to jump, splash, bounce, and wind their way through a course that included water features, boulders, and high speed turns. Through all the crashing carnage, the UK's Graham Jarvis managed to push to glory in a tightly contested final.
City Scramble took the hugely popular sport of off-road enduro riding to
a unique urban setting in downtown Auckland, bringing a sport which
previously distanced the spectator with remote rural locations to an
intense crowd-packed inner city area.
New Zealand's star of enduro,
Chris Birch, conceptualized this event as a sponsored athlete project
with Red Bull.The course featured elements that have never been seen
before, plus all the obstacles like logs, rocks and water that make
endurocross such an intense sport. City Scramble was tight aggressive
racing that let the best enduro riders in New Zealand and the rest of
the world show off their skills.
since it looks so much fun... ;-)
Baja champs Kendall Norman and Quinn Cody start their journey by dropping their truck off in Mexico with their buddy Juan. Even through Quinn's bike hiccups they manage to enjoy some seriously rough terrain and cool off with ice-cold beer and tequila. Round trip from California to Cabo San Lucas is 2,800 miles (4,506K) of dirt, sand, rugged terrain and unrestricted adventure.
Kendall Norman and Quinn Cody, former Baja champions and bromance
aficionados, start on an epic dirt bike journey with only a t-shirt,
swimming trunks, sneakers, riding gear, and some flip flops. Grab that
throttle and hang tight. For the upcoming Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250
held at Baja California Mexico see the info-link below the video. More
off-Road videos at Off-Road Tube