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Backcountry.com mostly delivering on reparations one year after trademark bullying

The e-commerce giant is still working with brands and businesses targeted in lawsuits for using the word “backcountry,” including by supporting scholarships for avalanche education and guide training

Outdoors

The 25 most read Colorado Sun stories of 2019

These are our stories that received the most readership over the past year, from our investigation into Backcountry.com to coverage of Denver International Airport and environmental issues

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Analysis: As Backcountry.com discovered, outdoor-recreation fans are joining together

Opinion

Stung by boycott movement, Backcountry.com CEO forging deals with businesses targeted in trademark debacle

"They do want to turn this around," says owner of avalanche educators sued by Backcountry.com over trademark she held.

Outdoors

Jim Morrissey: Getting their goat

Cartoons

Backcountry.com fires its attorneys, partners with company it targeted in trademark lawsuit as CEO vows to make amends

But the company isn’t withdrawing 50+ requests that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office cancel the trademarks of other companies, Backcountry.com CEO Jonathan Nielsen said in an interview with The Sun.

Outdoors

Opinion: Backcountry.com is abusing its power and bullying smaller businesses. But this could make us stronger.

Opinion Columns

Backcountry.com breaks its silence amid trademark lawsuit controversy to apologize and say “we made a mistake”

Backcountry.com CEO Jonathan Nielsen wrote in an open letter that the retailer’s attempts to protect its brand “were not consistent with our values.” Not everyone is buying it.

Outdoors

Backcountry.com faces boycotts, social media backlash over trademark lawsuits. But the company remains mum.

Backcountry.com’s legal disputes are even broader than originally thought. One Colorado gearmaker is trying to take cover by buying wildsnow.com, the snowsports blog founded by the guy who coined the term “backcountry” back in the 80s

Outdoors

Backcountry.com sues anyone who uses its namesake. Is it bullying or just business?

The online retailer has filed dozens of lawsuits against makers of skis and pants -- and even Backcountry Babes, an avalanche safety course

Outdoors