Dmitry Grinberg Gets C&D'd by Palm
Well known independent Palm OS developer Dmitry Grinberg, has received what purports to be a 'cease and desist' letter from Fenwick & West, LLP, a Bay Area law firm that represents Palm Inc.
The letter demands that Grinberg: (1) rename his website (formerly PalmPowerups.com) and (2) rename PalmSDHC in order to avoid "consumer confusion." The letter claims that because the product and website contains the word "Palm" it is "likely to give customers and potential customers the erroneous impression that your company has a relationship with Palm, or that the information and products provided on your site have been authorized for release or approved by Palm."
Grinberg is well known in the Palm community for writing utilities and applications for Palm based handhelds, many of which, it can be argued, ought to have been included in the OS in the first place. He is currently working on a high-capacity SDHC driver for Palm OS based handhelds, and a beta version has been available for several weeks now.
Mr. Grinberg has posted a statement detailing his reaction to the letter (also posted here) and his subsequent response. In short, Dmitry plans to rename his website and product under the "Plm" moniker as in PlmPowerups.com.