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THURSDAY, 21 JANUARY 2010
Most embarrassing cease and desist letter ever?
The German telecommunications company KOMSA may just have sent out some of the most embarrassing cease and desist letters ever. The employees of KOMSA suddenly saw the distinctive KOMSA logo on various websites. KOMSA's lawyer sent cease and desist letters to some of the site owners.
But the site owners claimed to be completely unaware of the infringement and not even able to see the logo on their site. After an undoubtedly heated exchange of accusations, the mystery was solved: KOMSA used an ad-blocking software that replaced advertising on third party sites with its own logo. So the only people who could see the "unauthorized use" were KOMSA's employees. Ouch.
News article (in German) here.
Posted by: Mark Schweizer @ 17.52
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27 January 2010 @ 13.09
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