Microsoft Sued Over 'Forefront' Name
A Seattle-based developer of construction software sued Microsoft in U.S. District Court in Seattle Friday, claiming the Redmond company's use of the 'Forefront' brand would confuse its customers. Dexter + Chaney has been using the mark since 1988, and has asked the court for an injunction against Microsoft.
At TechEd in June, Microsoft introduced the Forefront brand for its line of security products, which was formerly known as Microsoft Client Protection. At the core of Forefront will be Client Security, along with Microsoft's new Antigen lineup.
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