Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#10810 closed defect (implemented)

Trademark violation in the Windows Phone Store

Reported by: mttp Owned by: phobos
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages/Website Version:
Severity: Keywords: trademark
Cc: phobos Actual Points:
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Description (last modified by mttp)

The "Tor Mobile" app in the Windows Phone store violates our copyright[0]. We should ask Microsoft to remove it. Microsoft's page on Trademark and Copyright Protection[1] says:

Please use the following form to submit a copyright, trademark or publicity rights infringement complaint on a Windows Phone app. For copyright, trademark or publicity rights infringements complaints across multiple apps, please submit your request to mktlegal [at] microsoft [dot] com.

The form cannot be accessed unless you have Microsoft account. You cannot create an account without authenticating with a phone.

[0]: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/tor-mobile/a0ae8c03-7f94-4ff9-ac27-fb1d1f06c6e1
[1]: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/help/jj215905%28v=vs.105%29.aspx

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Attachments (1)

2014-02-05-Windows-Mobile-Fake-Tor.pdf (252.3 KB) - added by phobos 5 years ago.
fake tor mobile in windows phone

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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mttp

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by phobos

Owner: set to phobos
Status: newaccepted

Changed 5 years ago by phobos

fake tor mobile in windows phone

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by phobos

Sent email to microsoft legal per their website instructions.

Their form redirects to an error message, even when logged in.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by phobos

Microsoft responded with an ACK to my email.

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by mttp

The page is still up, but the big 'install' button has been replaced with a notice that says 'This app is no longer published'. The page no longer shows up in windowsphone.com search results, but for some reason there is still a link at the bottom of the page to 'Download and install manually' the .xap file.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by phobos

I completed an offline form for Microsoft.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by mttp

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by phobos

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

Hi, please do not close tickets I own. I'm still working on this issue with Microsoft.

comment:9 Changed 5 years ago by phobos

Resolution: implemented
Status: reopenedclosed
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