timeexchange.co.nz it seems, as noted already in comments by ACTUS Technology’s President Joe, already exists as timeexchange.net, and he is not happy:
Name: Joe P****
In reference to your post “A Trade Me Spin off – timeexchange”, I would like to ask you to have it removed or to note to your post that the site referenced is violating a copyright by using the same name as is already in use by a competing site. TimeXchange.net has been in operation for several years offering a very similar service to TimeXchange.co.nz.
Your cooperation is appreciated.
ACTUS Technology | http://www.timexchange.net
Sorry Joe – reporting on a site isn’t violating any copyright. However that doesn’t make timexchange.co.nz any smarter for having the name, or for being in a market which is looking pretty crowded:
Welcome to the wild West. Perhaps a quick name change – to dot com, but I guess you also need to trust in your ability to out execute or out niche everybody else.
Very crowded. If you were researching time tracking apps would you get better first impressions from this, this or this?
They would be better to change their name and out execute on the implementation and marketing.
Thanks for your prompt attention to my concern. I did not mean to imply that you or your blogging had violated our copyright. Please accept my apology if I did. I only assumed that you would want to know that a site you had reported on had done so (in the interest of knowing the whole story).
We are in a crowded space with lots of competition and we welcome others who think they have a better method or approach. Competition is not our concern. But, our name is our calling card and intended to differentiate our method (as social business collaboration) and that do we have to protect.
It may be different in the USA and I’m not a lawyer, but to the best of my knowledge company names are not generally subject to copyright laws in New Zealand. There are, however, separate laws covering trade names and ‘passing off’.
8 June 2009 – TimeXchange.net has improved its commerce and collaboration network for people who work in virtual project teams reporting. Version 3.0 was launched last week and includes a simplified navigation and new features such as a timer for project tasks and a more robust tracking of time submitted for approval. Version 3.0 was launched last week and includes a simplified navigation and new features such as a timer for project tasks and a more robust tracking of time submitted for approval. Additional third-party affiliates with tools such as mobile companion devices were also announced. Additional third-party affiliates with tools such as mobile companion devices were also announced.
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