Spotify spotted

Either way somebody has been sleeping or there seems to be a blatant trademark infringement: in the Windows Phone Marketplace an app called Spotify can be purchased. This app, with the icon left (where did we see this icon and color before?) has nothing to do with Spotify, the popular music website.

Online trademark infringement on social websites and Apps is growing. Trademark holders have an extra possibility to stop the infringement (besides contacting the person who infringes the right) as they can contact the concerning company, for example Spotify can contact Microsoft. This sounds as goods news, however as the defendant has no possibility to defend himself there is a risk that unjustified claims are accepted by the judge in question: Microsoft. And that is something MarkMatters.com is a bit worried about.

Source news: The Verge

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