Microsoft taking a name…



Slashdot has an interesting story up about the background of the selection of Windows Defender. It seems that an Australian software developer had a product called Windows Defender which protected Windows users from malicious websites. Well a short while back he got a call from lawyers associated with Microsoft about trademark infringement over the use of Windows. As part of the deal he would quit using that name and turn over all rights to that name to Microsoft.


Not wanting to get into a big legal fight he turned it over and then was “shocked” when Microsoft announced Windows Defender would be the new name of the antispyware suite from Microsoft. Article at the Seattle Post Intelligencer.

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