Facebook demands that numerous apps be removed from the Windows Phone Store on trademark claim

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It seems Facebook has gotten a bee in their bonnet, and is asking Microsoft to remove numerous apps which access the Facebook  service from the Windows Phone Store.

For many apps the reason is obvious – they include the Facebook name in the title of the app, but some by very reputable developers like JDB Pocketware’s Social Scout do not seem to belong on the list at all.

Given that, unlike iOS or Android, Facebook does not have an app owned by them on the platform at all (the official Windows Phone app is written by Microsoft) the move makes even less sense.

A full list of the apps affected can be seen after the break, for those who may want to download a copy before they disappear.

Developer App Title

Cat Apps

Facebook*

AnKo Software

Facebook

Devil70Soft

Facebook++

CruelGames

Facebook

Blue Monster

Facebook+

FarPost

Facebook

KittyDev

Facebook HD

FlooNetwork

Facebook+

EquesDesign

FACEBOOK NEXT

DeepFrozenApps

facebook Touch

Abhijeet Rai

Facebook

chillware

Facebook Glance 

Paulo Rogério Martins Marques

Facebook

CambO

Facebook Viewer

wami apps

Facebook Pro

Orange Developers

Facebook Lite

JDB Pocketware

Facebook ???

Ostrich in Jeans

Facebook For WP8

AnKo Software

Facebook Pro

Satvik Jagannath

Mobile Facebook

Denham Software Solutions

Facebook Trivia

Soule LReneral

Facebook Touch

Cat Apps

Facebook App

casaro

Facebook for PC

ProjektGoteborgApps

Touch Facebook

DeepFrozenApps

facebook Pro

Cat Apps

Facebook* Pro

FlooNetwork

Facebook WP8 beta

Raju Grewal

Facebook All Devices

micbangkok

Facebook M+

FlooNetwork

Facebook+ Pro

wami apps

Facebook Pro

FarPost

Facebook Pro

CruelGames

Facebook Pro

Cat Apps

Facebook App Pro

Srikanth A Nair

Page Manager

Mercury Syndicate LLC

Facebook Metro

Verse Software

Facebook Pro

SmartCode

Facebook Pro

mosko.mobi

Fim Chat

JDB Pocketware

Social Scout (free)

Thanks Victor for the tip.

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