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Android Market Trademark Complaint received!

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

One of my apps got suspended today! I wish google would have given the devs a chance to voice their opinion before going and deleting everything that has NBA in the title. Here is a letter I received from them and a copy of the complaint sent by someone at the NBA:

This is a notification that the application, Houston Rockets Pro Theme NBA with package ID mobi.bbase.ahome.theme.rockets has been removed from Android Market due to a violation of the Developer Content Policy. Please review the Content Policies and Business and Program Policies before you create or upload additional applications. Note that repeated violations may result in a suspension of your Android Market Publisher account.

For more information, or to contact us, please reply to this email, or visit the Android Market Help Center.


The Android Market Team

and another email:

Google has been notified that some of your materials allegedly infringe

upon the trademarks of others. The details of the removed application may

be found at the end of this message. Please note that we have attached a

copy of the original notice we received for your reference.

If you have any further concerns about this issue, please address them

directly to the complainant in the Trademark Infringement Notice provided.

The affected application is listed below:

Houston Rockets Pro Theme NBA by HydTech


The Android Market Team

Here is a copy of the complaint sent by some Sacha Tarrant of the NBA:

Android market trademark complaint

So in conclusion, anyone can send in a complaint and google will suspend your app without looking into it.

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