August 17, 2010

Kaspersky tries to claim their rights on... something? We're like "WTF?"

Now this is something new!

We really have no idea, what they are smoking there.

Notice the copy-paste legal-sounding-bullshit they're using here. And by the way(s), "Kaspersky" is just a Slavic family(ies) name(s), you cannot trademark(s) it like this, do you?

Read this monument of corporate greed and brainlesness:

from domain-management@kaspersky.com
to kdncgffx@whoisprivacyprotect.com
date Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 20:00
subject Infringement Notice from Kaspersky

Dear Sir/Madam,

Kaspersky is the owner of the well-known trademark and trade name Kaspersky. As you are no doubt aware, Kaspersky, is a trademark used to identify products, services, activities and events related to Kaspersky.

The trademarks, emblems, words and phrases of Kaspersky are exclusively used by Kaspersky and any other use by a third party constitutes trademark infringement.

In connection to Kaspersky proprietary rights over its famous trademark we are notifying you of the following:

It has come to our attention that our trademark Kaspersky appears as a metatag, keyword, visible or hidden text on the web site(s) located at: http://www.bitsnoop.com without having obtained prior written authorization from our Client. This practice infringes upon the exclusive intellectual property rights of Kaspersky.

Also, by using such trademark, you have intentionally attempted to attract Internet users to your web site(s) or other online location(s), by creating a likelihood of confusion with the Kaspersky’s trademark as to the source, sponsorship, affiliation, or endorsement of your web site(s), online location(s), products or services.

We trust that you will remove all metatags, keywords, visible or hidden texts including trademark presently appearing on the above-cited web site(s) and any other web site(s), or draw this issue to the attention of the appropriate person(s).

As part of our Kaspersky Trademark Enforcement Program, be assured that we will continue to monitor your web site(s) to verify your compliance with this letter. Failure to do so will force us to defer this issue to our Trademark Lawyer for further actions.

Should you require additional information or wish to further discuss this issue, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Baucom
Head of Website Marketing
Kaspersky Lab, HQ

2 comments:

  1. Not sure what they're trying to accomplish here...there's certainly no sign of their "famous trademark".

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  2. We think that they are trying blanket request to take down anything with "Kaspersky"... Not gonna happen, since they do not own copyright to single keyword.

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