Twitter warned a while back that they where being granted the trademark for "Twitter" and they would like developers to no longer use "Twitter" in their product names. This does not mean you can't display a "powered by twitter" logo. They just don't want you associating their brand name with your product's name. Users might get confused what is and is not a twitter product.
I'm sorry but Dean you are using their trademark in your product name which violates the trademark. You have been asked nicely to stop. They could easily take you to court and probably sue every dime out of your company. >From the letter it seems its just a warning, not a law suite yet. Best to comply with them and avoid a law suit. **note I am not a lawyer and this is just my two cents. i'd recommend talking with your own lawyer on what rights you have in this case.** Best of luck Josh On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Dean Collins <d...@cognation.net> wrote: > > I'm glad you feel you can move on.....I'm the one facing legal action!! > > > (and yes I read the comment I'm not being sued....I'm facing legal action) > > > Does Twitter inc know that their lawyers are shutting down the third party > developer community? > > > (sorry I'm new to this and freaking out - never had a lawyer sue me like > this) > > > > Regards, > Dean Collins > d...@mytwitterbutler.com > +1-212-203-4357 New York > +61-2-9016-5642 (Sydney in-dial). > +44-20-3129-6001 (London in-dial). > > -----Original Message----- > From: email@example.com [mailto: > twitter-development-t...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of jim.renkel > Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:51 PM > To: Twitter Development Talk > Subject: [twitter-dev] Re: FW: Twitter is Suing me!!! > > > An interesting implication is buried in all of this. > > FACT: http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Terms-of-Service states: "Please give > us a nod in your app, perhaps by including one of these stylish > "Powered by Twitter" badges", which I read as "If ya use the API you > must acknowledge twitter." > > FACT: The letter from twitter's lawyers states: "stop all use of ... > the TWITTER mark", which I read as "Ya can't use the word twitter in > your application or on your website". > > IMPLICATION: No one can use the API !!! > > I guess we should all pack up and move on. > > Jim > > > On Aug 11, 10:13 pm, Larry Wright <larrywri...@gmail.com> wrote: > > As others have pointed out, this isn't a lawsuit. That aside, Twitter > > announced some time ago that they were not comfortable with people > > using their name as part of the name of their product ( > http://blog.twitter.com/2009/07/may-tweets-be-with-you.html) > > , so it seems odd that you would be surprised by this. > > > > Regardless, you'll get little sympathy from me. Your application > > encourages many of the behaviors most twitter users find annoying. The > > Twitter ecosystem is frankly better off without it. > > > > Larry Wrighthttp://larrywright.me > > > > On Aug 11, 2009, at 9:48 PM, Dean Collins wrote: > > > > > Any other developer being sued by Twitter today? > > > > > If so give me a call - feel free to tweet outwww.MyTwitterButler.com/I > > > 'm_Being_Sued to anyone you want - looking forward to the press > > > having a field day with this. > > > > > Regards, > > > Dean Collins > > > d...@mytwitterbutler.com > > > +1-212-203-4357 New York > > > +61-2-9016-5642 (Sydney in-dial). > > > +44-20-3129-6001 (London in-dial). > -- Josh