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EK Renames Its 'Dominator' to 'Monarch'

In order to comply with RAM manufacturer Corsair’s intellectual property rights, EK-RAM will be renaming all of its “EK-RAM Dominator” products to “EK-RAM Monarch.”

This change will have no impact on EAN codes and has already been reflected on the company’s website and other publications.

The full list of product name changes is outlined in the table below.

Old NameNew Name
EK-RAM Dominator Module – Black (2 pcs)EK-RAM Monarch Module – Black (2 pcs)
EK-RAM Dominator X2EK-RAM Monarch X2
EK-RAM Dominator X2 – AcetalEK-RAM Monarch X2 – Acetal
EK-RAM Dominator X2 – NickelEK-RAM Monarch X2 – Nickel
EK-RAM Dominator X2 – Acetal & NickelEK-RAM Monarch X2 – Acetal & Nickel
EK-RAM Dominator X4 – CSQEK-RAM Monarch X4 – CSQ
EK-RAM Dominator X4 – Acetal CSQEK-RAM Monarch X4 – Acetal CSQ
EK-RAM Dominator X4 – Nickel CSQEK-RAM Monarch X4 – Nickel CSQ
EK-RAM Dominator X4 – Acetal & Nickel CSQEK-RAM Monarch X4 – Acetal & Nickel CSQ
EK-RAM DominatorEK-RAM Monarch X6
EK-RAM Dominator – AcetalEK-RAM Monarch X6 – Acetal
EK-RAM Dominator – EN (Nickel)EK-RAM Monarch X6 – EN (Nickel)
EK-RAM Dominator – Acetal & EN (Nickel)EK-RAM Monarch X6 – Acetal & EN (Nickel)
  • Someone Somewhere
    Wait - Crucial has the Dominator trademark? I thought it would be Corsair...
    Maybe they license it.
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  • demonse1
    Wait. RAM blocks who water cools their RAM?
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  • ikyung
    How do you put property rights on the word Dominator?
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  • unksol
    10728396 said:
    Wait - Crucial has the Dominator trademark? I thought it would be Corsair...
    Maybe they license it.

    Its corsair, Toms just copied the info from their "source" wrong. Crucial is never mentioned at all. Bottom line if it sounds wrong it probably is (a lot) so go check the source
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  • Someone Somewhere
    Good point - I just assumed that since they mentioned Crucial twice and had the logo they can't have gotten that mixed up.
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  • unksol
    10728433 said:
    How do you put property rights on the word Dominator?

    Its a trademark, and how do you not? If someone starts making something in a related market segment with the same name it causes confusion. You hear "memory" and "dominator" you think its corsair. even if some says its crucial. Or another company. They were trading of the brand name of another company in that market, which is not allowed, and its makes you think its for your corsair dominator ram, as a related product.

    Want to make "dominator" tires (pretty sure someone does). Go for it. "dominator" computer case? Sure. PowerCool does. Even though its computer related, and corsair makes cases its completely fine. Because their dominator trademark applies in the context of the memory market.

    You can't "own" a word. Trademarks exist to protect consumers interest and companies reputations in their specific market.

    or do you want Chevy making a "Volt" and Ford making a "Volt" charger for one of their electric cars? That'd be crystal clear when you go to buy a charger.for your Chevy volt. Or when you hear about "Volt" fires
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  • DRosencraft
    What's weird is that I'm relatively certain that most if not all of the documentation on these waterblocks mention the Corsair Dominator series so often you'd think that was all they worked with.
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  • ojas
    Corsair...not Crucial...my god is this still even a hardware site?
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  • bigpoppastuke
    It's Corsair, Tom's. Sometimes I wonder why I frequent this site. Feels like you have people who don't know anything about tech "writing" your articles.
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  • -Jackson
    Only a few weeks late..
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