3M sues maker of rival tape

3M sues maker of rival tape

There are 16 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 17, 2008, titled 3M sues maker of rival 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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Pete

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Apr 18, 2008
3M should concentrate on their employee base that research and develope these propducts and keep that effort alive. Without this all patents will eventualluy run out as they have been leaving other companies and counties
to also make simialar products. All part of globalization. There are other products made elsewhere and many of better quality.
Blackbeard

Denver, CO

#2 Apr 18, 2008
Know what? 3M tape is ALWAYS twice as expensive as the "off brand" and everytime I have bought it, It DOES leak. So maybe they could spend some of the lawyers money on making a better product instead of "protecting" their turf...
Correyten

San Jose, CA

#3 Apr 18, 2008
Frogtape does what it claims to do. Plain and simple. If you want results, go to Home Depot and try it yourself.
If one were to google "3M sues," a long hit list would result. I would agree with previous commentator Blackbeard that 3M should concentrate on competing honestly, rather than wasting time and money on unbased lawsuits.
Bob

Excelsior, MN

#4 Apr 18, 2008
Would you like a list of products made elsewhere of poor quality?

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Pete wrote:
3M should concentrate on their employee base that research and develope these propducts and keep that effort alive. Without this all patents will eventualluy run out as they have been leaving other companies and counties
to also make simialar products. All part of globalization. There are other products made elsewhere and many of better quality.

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Since: Feb 08

St. Paul

#5 Apr 18, 2008
I have never had a case where the 'blue' painters tape worked as advertised. Paint always seeps under the that tape.

Never tried Frog Tape. I have to paint my house this year, so I guess I am going to try the Frog.

I buy what works, if yours doesn't work fix it.

http://www.wilgeno.com
Bulldog

Maple Grove, MN

#6 Apr 18, 2008
I've recently tried Frog Tape.

After painting my daughters room 2 sickly colors of pink, it was time for a change. When we last painted it, I used the pricey 3M Pro Blue Painters tape. I even pressed it hard with a semi rigid scraper. It leaked.

With the Frog Tape, I even "tested" it myself by laying on the paint heavy...

NO LEAKS, NONE.

I'm sold...
King Industsrial Sales

United States

#7 Apr 19, 2008
If 3M were not worried about the little guy, "Frog tape", they wouldn't be bothered with this lawsuit. GO GET-UP MR. WAGNER. This is what this country was built on.
Kevin Engel

United States

#8 Apr 19, 2008
It's sad to me that in our free-enterprise system, manufacturing giants like 3M can intimidate small businesses. Undoubtedly, their court challenges tie up much-needed capital in little businesses like Frog Tape.

Aren't there anti-monopoly laws that prevent such unfair business practices?
Sarah

Atlanta, GA

#9 Jun 28, 2009
I work for THD and i'm a little worried about frog tape i have so many cust looking for this tape we don't sell it any more, i do have to agree the blue tape leaks EVERYTIME and the frog was awesome no leaks
Bcuzicanb2

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Nov 5, 2009
won't buy 3m again, it was expensive it leaked and now they want to sue a little guy for fixing the problem when they should of fixed it themselves! FU 3m
Damar Painting

Salmon Arm, Canada

#11 Jun 19, 2010
Having been a professional painter for 40 years I have not found any tape that 3M or any of the larger companys make that works as well as Frog Tape. I have used it to tape off previously stained Fir with no paint creep what so ever.3M needs to buck up and make a product that actually performs as advertised!
Crazy Horse

Cottage Grove, MN

#12 Jun 19, 2010
3M should worry more about how they polluted every ***** square foot of the earths surface with their Scotch-guard product.
John Carifidy

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jun 19, 2010
Sorry 3M, someone made a better product than yours. You've been legitimately p0wned. Do you hear the derisive laughter of those who've used the competitor's product, or the curses of those who have used yours?
Grayman

Morganton, NC

#14 Jul 18, 2010
Correyten wrote:
Frogtape does what it claims to do. Plain and simple. If you want results, go to Home Depot and try it yourself.
If one were to google "3M sues," a long hit list would result. I would agree with previous commentator Blackbeard that 3M should concentrate on competing honestly, rather than wasting time and money on unbased lawsuits.
The company that makes this tape is all about quality and does it better than anyone out there. I recommend everyone to find out more about the company and demand their products for any paint project needs.
Grayman

Morganton, NC

#15 Jul 18, 2010
Sarah wrote:
I work for THD and i'm a little worried about frog tape i have so many cust looking for this tape we don't sell it any more, i do have to agree the blue tape leaks EVERYTIME and the frog was awesome no leaks
thd will recieve frogtape soon. Frogtape does what it claims.
Grayman

Morganton, NC

#16 Jul 18, 2010
Wilgeno wrote:
I have never had a case where the 'blue' painters tape worked as advertised. Paint always seeps under the that tape.
Never tried Frog Tape. I have to paint my house this year, so I guess I am going to try the Frog.
I buy what works, if yours doesn't work fix it.
http://www.wilgeno.com
don't i guess get it and fall in love.

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