13 Jan '12, 3pm

Windows Phone site forced to give domain to

Salesforce.com awarded hyphenated version of popular AppExchange.com web site. A service that helps app creators submit their wares to the Windows Phone marketplace must give its domain name to Salesforce.com, an arbitration panel has ruled . Singapore based App Port LLP hosts its web site at App-Exchange.com. The problem? Salesforce.com owns the popular AppExchange.com and has international trademarks for the term “AppExchange”, including in Singapore. While App Port argued that its services were distinguishable from what Salesforce offers on AppExchange, the panel was unpersuaded. App Port certainly made a poor naming decision here. That said, I disagree with one of Salesforce.com’s allegations and the panelist’s concurrence: Finally, Complainant accuses Respondent of engaging in typosquatting when it registered the app-exchange.com domain name. Complainant argues that t...

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