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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

+ How Microsoft Takes a Name +

'According to a report in the 'Seattle Post-Intelligencer,' the Windows Defender name was already being used by an Australian developer, Adam Lyttle. His Windows Defender product protected Windows users from malicious Web sites. Adam Lyttle told the Post-Intelligencer's Todd Bishop that Microsoft contacted him a month ago, charging him with infringing on the Windows trademark but neglecting to mention that the software giant wanted to use the 'Windows Defender' name. Lyttle subsequently signed over rights to the name to Microsoft and was 'shocked' when he later learned the company intended to use the name for one of its own products. '"


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