The very fact that Twitter themselves, on their very own blog have said that the encourage using Tweet and will not be 'going after' apps that use it would lend itself to a strong defence in my opinion. However the word Twitter probably wouldn't based on the fact it's the name of the company!
On Aug 15, 5:49 am, Josh Roesslein <jroessl...@gmail.com> wrote: > I don't think twitter can force you to give up the domain name. From my > understanding trademarks do not > give a company rights over a domain name. I think that's how squatters can > get away by buying up domains > then selling them for a lot of $$ to companies. As long as the domain does > not mimic a product of twitter > its yours to keep. Of course if twitter offers a fair price for it, that's a > different story. So maybe talk to a lawyer > and see what rights you have. > > Good luck with your battle Dean, hopefully you and twitter can work > something out. > > > > > > On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 7:18 PM, Dean Collins <d...@cognation.net> wrote: > > Sorry Duane, This is the first time I've ever had legal action in any of > > the internet website projects I've worked on. > > > I now know the difference. > > > Twitter inc sent MyTwitterButler a cease and desist notice to comply with > > the following; > > > with the threat of cancellation of all my twitter accounts and possible > > legal action to enforce their intellectual property rights. > > > As for the ‘my characterization of the events’….would you like to listen to > > the phone call? > > > (and yes the lawyer knows they were being recorded – all of my calls both > > inbound and outbound get recorded to my Trixbox asterisk ip-pbx). > > > Regards, > > > Dean Collins > > d...@mytwitterbutler.com<d...@mytwitterbutler.com?subject=i%27m%20being%20sued> > > +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 Duane Roelands > > Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 7:44 PM > > To: Twitter Development Talk > > Subject: [twitter-dev] Re: MyTwitterButler.com Legal issues Update 2 > > > I'm afraid I'm not willing to accept Dean's characterization of events > > > since he's been lying from the get go (e.g. claiming "Twitter's suing > > > me" when nothing of the kind was happening). I give no credibility to > > > those who practice deception in order to win people to their cause. > > > On Aug 14, 7:31 pm, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > Unless something drastic changes in their approach, I think we as a > > > > developer community should all rise and give them a standing ovation > > > > for a brilliant performance in pissing people off. > > -- > Josh > > image001.gif > 20KViewDownload