More on the Renaming of Wildfire

Blog Post created by greg on Feb 27, 2007

Thanks to everyone for the feedback on our need to move to a new name for Wildfire. We are still working on a new name to take the place of Wildfire. Also, based on the blog posts we received, we realized that we should provide more clarification on how the trademark issue arose, and our need to move to a new name. Here's the story -


It started in December 2005, when we adopted the Wildfire name, believing it to be available for use with our IM server. In 2006, a company by the name of HBN, Inc. became aware of our usage, and HBN noted that there was possible overlap with their usage of the Wildfire name.  They pointed out that they were first to use the Wildfire name and requested that we rename our product to avoid any potential confusion in the future.  We agreed on it after some discussions around the issue.  When we first announced this situation, we did not mention HBN but that is part of the story and our reason for changing names.


We'll be moving forward with the new name shortly....