[tor-project] iOS AppStore - Trademark violations

Wendy Seltzer wendy at seltzer.com
Sat Dec 3 21:36:59 UTC 2016

Thanks Nima,

In the past, I've gotten reasonable response form Apple and Google when
sending trademark complaints against apps that misuse Tor's logo or name
to make people believe falsely that they're sponsored by or affiliated
with Tor.

I would be happy to follow-up on these cases and those Griffin
identified on Android.


On 12/03/2016 03:28 PM, Nima Fatemi wrote:
> Hey there,
> Following the great news that Onion Browser for iOS finally became free,
> I took a look at Apple AppStore to see what other apps are there that
> are pretending to be "the" Tor for iOS, and unfortunately found plenty
> that use Tor logo or brand name to promote themselves. Most of which are
> not free (as in beer / nor as in freedom) and seem to be even injecting
> ads to users.
> The worst part... some of them have hundreds of 5 star reviews. So I
> collected a bunch of them under this ticket:
> https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/20873
> However I couldn't find the right component to file the ticket under. So
> I thought I'd drop a line to the mailing list and let people know this
> exists, in case the ones who need to deal with these issues read the
> mailing list.
> Should we have a legal component on trac?
> Enjoy the weekend!
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