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Cease and Desist

Developing software has its ups and downs. Today, Freshly Squeezed Software got a call from a woman regarding a trademark on which we'd supposedly infringed. I reworded the language on a page or two, and all should be well in the world. The wording wasn't particularly important, and the product was our cheapest, so I really didn't care. The lawyer with whom I spoke said that the company recently changed its policy, anyway, and only recently was I in violation due to the changes. Ah, well, at least we're moving up in the world: this is Freshly Squeezed Software's first C&D! Woo!

Oh, wait, it's actually our second. We had to change the name of Booklet from its original name "Bookie" because some other app that already had the name.

2 Responses to "Cease and Desist"

  1. and only recently was I in violation due to the changes

    From what I know about trademark law, this is nonsense. You can't enforce trademarks when you get around to it. It's all or nothing. You have to speak up as soon as a violation it comes to your attention, not when "policy changes."

    - Scott

  2. I have to agree, without knowing the particulars it sounds kind of bunk. Though given that it is insignificant and such there is no reason not to just make the changes and not have problems. Also I bet it is pretty cool to be at least a blip on the radar, congratulations.