BitTorrent Inc. Sues Germany's BitTorrent Co. for Infringement
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 22/05/2012 14:05
BitTorrent Inc. of San Francisco, the developer of the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol, claims in a federal lawsuit that a German company is ripping off its intellectual property.
San Francisco-based BitTorrent Inc. says its peer-based "branded products and services are used by hundreds of millions of people in the United States and internationally to find, share, and move digital media." According to a trademark infringement and cybersquatting suit in San Francisco, it claims BitTorrent Marketing GmbH, a German company, is capitalizing on the BitTorrent name and duping users into thinking they are doing business with the real BitTorrent company.