Monday, April 03, 2006

Microscott vs. Microsoft

A computer workshop company on Sherbrooke St. in NDG is called Microscott and has a logo that uses the same font as Microsoft. See the two logos below.

Obviously, the sign caught my eye because it's so similar to the Microsoft logo. But when I read the name closely, it was clear to me that Microsoft had not relocated to a store-front office in west end Montreal. Anyway, I wonder if this counts as copyright infringement?

5 comments:

Trev said...

Look what Microsoft did to Mike Rowe
http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/internet/01/19/offbeat.mike.rowe.soft.ap/

For fun, you should rat this guy out.

Anonymous said...

It's trademark infringement, if anything. Or trade name. Or both. But not copyright.

crammer said...

Are you kidding? the "o" doesn't have that quirkly little missing wedge, and the character spacing is way off. The two are obviously different...

Anonymous said...

The guy who owns it is a mate of mine. He just laughed about it and said he hasn't been told to change it yet. And he's been around for years.

Anonymous said...

Don't rat him out. Microscott is a standup guy.

Although, it would be funny.

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