3M sues small tape maker over Frog Tape

3M sues small tape maker over Frog Tape

There are 58 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 17, 2008, titled 3M sues small tape maker over Frog Tape. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

It's the frustration of weekend handyman and professional paint contractor alike: You finish painting and peel away the masking tape only to discover you must touch up the job because tiny spits of paint seeped ...

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cheriebery

Buffalo, MN

#1 Apr 17, 2008
green is not a primary color
Sue Handygal

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 17, 2008
Your first sentence is a throw back to the last century!

You wrote: "It's the frustration of weekend handyman and professional paint contractor alike..."

WOMEN also do weekend projects-- how about this wording: Weekend handy person!

My dollar is worth just as much at the hardware store as is a guys!

Join us in the current year...2008!!

none

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 17, 2008
What, can't stand a little competition? Get a life 3M. You've made a killing since you started small, why begrudge someone else of the same opportunity? I hardly think they will put you out of business.

Pathetic. Pathetic.
none

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 17, 2008
Sue Handygal wrote:
Your first sentence is a throw back to the last century!
You wrote: "It's the frustration of weekend handyman and professional paint contractor alike..."
WOMEN also do weekend projects-- how about this wording: Weekend handy person!
My dollar is worth just as much at the hardware store as is a guys!
Join us in the current year...2008!!
Well, yours is a throwback to the '70s. I think, by now, everyone realizes that women do 'handyman' work, too. Methinks you are a little too insecure. I suppose you get upset when a man holds a door for you too.
Stay Tuned

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Apr 17, 2008
cheriebery wrote:
green is not a primary color
Actually, Green is a primary color, as are red, and blue.
Paul in Saint Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Apr 17, 2008
Hey, 3M, instead of spending money on lawyers why not spend your money on the contaminated ground you created!! Leave the little guy alone.
Bob

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 17, 2008
If someone rips off a patent ya go get 'em or the market WILL be flooded knock off Frog tape from China in a matter of weeks.

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none wrote:
What, can't stand a little competition? Get a life 3M. You've made a killing since you started small, why begrudge someone else of the same opportunity? I hardly think they will put you out of business.
Pathetic. Pathetic.
JoeMN

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 17, 2008
I've never tried Frog Tape, but Blue 3M tape works pretty well, especially when putting it on wallpaper (it doesn't peel the paper off the wall). Either way, they charge way too much for a roll of tape (something like $5/roll). Tape shouldn't cost more than a couple bucks, no matter how good it is. It's tape.
AMSReality

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Apr 17, 2008
Wow. How desperate can you possibly be? If 3M had a better product, they wouldn't have to worry about undercutting the competition.
AMSReality

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 17, 2008
Sue Handygal wrote:
Your first sentence is a throw back to the last century!
You wrote: "It's the frustration of weekend handyman and professional paint contractor alike..."
WOMEN also do weekend projects-- how about this wording: Weekend handy person!
My dollar is worth just as much at the hardware store as is a guys!
Join us in the current year...2008!!
Wow. Yea I'm sure that when he said "handyman" he specifically meant to exclude women. You know if you look up "handyman" in the dictionary it specifically says "a PERSON hired to do small various jobs..."

Why don't you get your head out of 1940!
Confused

Burnsville, MN

#11 Apr 17, 2008
Stay Tuned wrote:
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Actually, Green is a primary color, as are red, and blue.
Blue, Red and Yellow are primary colors. Green is made by mixing yellow and blue, and therefore not a primary color.
Steve

Ord, NE

#12 Apr 17, 2008
Well isn't this article timely. Just last week I did some painting and spent the extra money to buy Scotch-Blue. I found myself swearing under my breath at the results. I still havn't touched it all up. I've got seepage on every tape line. Who's making false claims? The truth hurts sometimes.
St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Apr 17, 2008
Stay Tuned wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, Green is a primary color, as are red, and blue.
Huh??? red yellow blue 3 primarys
Intellectual Property Gal

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Apr 17, 2008
AMSReality wrote:
Wow. How desperate can you possibly be? If 3M had a better product, they wouldn't have to worry about undercutting the competition.
Anybody with patents and trademarks who does not defend them does not deserve them. Many people have learned the hard way that cheap tape is a poor investment.
Lisa Larson

Red Wing, MN

#15 Apr 17, 2008
Red, yellow and blue are primary colors.Orange GREEN and purple are secondary colors, colors obtained by mixing two primary colors. Look up
' color wheel'.
Carrie

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Apr 17, 2008
For a very long time painters have included four primary colors in their palettes - red, yellow, blue, and green. Most of us learn that red, yellow, and blue are the three canonical colors, however all four are considered psychological primary colors.
nutjob

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Apr 17, 2008
AMSReality wrote:
Wow. How desperate can you possibly be? If 3M had a better product, they wouldn't have to worry about undercutting the competition.
I guess you do not believe in private property. If I take your car or identity, I guess that is not stealing, you should have just locked it better.

No wonder our society is going down the moral and economic tubes. This is coming from a person who thinks we have way to many lawsuits,
jonnyboy

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Apr 17, 2008
3m tape sucks never does the job
jonnyboy

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Apr 17, 2008
3m tape has no adhesive does not get the job done
jonnyboy

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Apr 17, 2008
anybody agree

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