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Microsoft trademark infringmement

Hi,

I now have a competitor, who named his product using one of the Microsoft trademarks. This is clearly against they trademark usage guidelines - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/legal/intellectualproperty/Trademarks/Usage/default.aspx

The product name is a competitive Google keyword, that he now gets one of the first places for, pushing me to the latter positions.

How should I deal with this? Should I report this to Microsoft? If yes how, since I can not find any form for doing this?
Jim Morrison Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
 
If you go to the site that you linked, it does have places for talking to a live support person.  They might be able to point you in the right direction.
SteveM Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
 
I will only say :
"let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"
alexandar Send private email
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
 
I'm being facetious, but if Microsoft doesn't have anyone working to protect their trademarks, they deserve to be ripped off by your competitor.    Seriously, if Microsoft thinks your competitor isn't worth the effort, it shouldn't be worth your effort either.  You just saved yourself a pile of market research.
Howard Ness Send private email
Thursday, June 20, 2013
 
 
Microsoft probably isn't aware of it.  Definitely contact them and let them know.  This is business... act like it.
PSB136 Send private email
Friday, June 21, 2013
 
 
Maybe the guy who is violating Microsoft trademark has family to support? Why, will you tell him in just because he is better ranking than you? I don't know...I would not do that- it is just lame.

Beat him another way, a more knightly way,  to coin a phrase...
alexandar Send private email
Friday, June 21, 2013
 
 
alexandar,

Just for you, please read - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unfair_competition
Jim Morrison Send private email
Friday, June 21, 2013
 
 
> will you tell him in just because he is better ranking than you

This is business... act like it.

> has family to support

This is business... act like it.

You'll never make it if you worry about other people all the time.  Business is nothing more than a game.  He is playing unfairly by using trademarks without permission (as far as you know).  So what about your life (and/or family) to support?  Why are you letting him do this to you?  Grow some balls and start playing the game.

Ever heard of this saying: "Nice guys finish last."  That's you.  :)
PSB136 Send private email
Friday, June 21, 2013
 
 
> Ever heard of this saying: "Nice guys finish last."  That's you. 

LOL

The phrase is not funny per se, but just cannot be applied to alexandar.

Though, I have to say, he started this "knighthood" mockery first.
Vladimir Dyuzhev Send private email
Saturday, June 22, 2013
 
 

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