The problem is really with patent and copyright law in this country. In a nutshell, if they didn't "vigorously" defend their brand and be able to document it, there defense in any subsequent real challenges would be seriously undermined in that court fight. Like everything else we do in this country, it ends up in the hands of attorneys, politicians, theorists and administrators that do nothing to add value to the hard work of others. They just make it more and more difficult to navigate any business, large or small, for or non-profit. That certainly doesn't make me in favor of Monster's path in the case whatsoever. They could've chosen a threat much closer to real than this one.