Technology giant Microsoft sued Indian company C-Cubed Solutions for fraud

Dec 31, 2014 16:43 IST

Technology giant Microsoft sued an Indian company C-Cubed Solution on 30 December 2014 along with several other entities for fraud.

The other entities include Omnitech Support based in California and Florida-based Anytime Techies along with two other individuals were also sued.

Microsoft alleged that they have misused its name and registered trademarks while providing fraudulent technical support services to unsuspecting consumers.

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit filed a civil lawsuit in federal court in the Central District of California for unfair and deceptive business practices and trademark infringement against C-Cubed Solutions.

According to the lawsuit, C-Cubed is a private company associated under the laws of India. Its directors include Marc Haberman, Rachel Eilat Haberman and Jay Wurzberger.

It further alleged that the defendants used the Microsoft trademarks to enhance their credentials and confuse customers about their affiliation with Microsoft.

C-Cubed is a subsidiary of California-based Customer Focus Services (CFS) and operates the mail server by which CFS' fraudulent technical support businesses communicate with customers.

Since May 2014, Microsoft has received over 65000 customer complaints regarding fraudulent tech support scams.

Microsoft is demanding a jury trial and seeking permanent injunction to restrain and enjoin the defendants from infringement of Microsoft's registered trademarks and from directly or indirectly engaging in false advertising or promotions regarding the quality or security of Microsoft software.

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