Pinterest is a social sharing web site.
I have created a software that helps users to share photos online to Pinterest easily and quickly.
It is named Shareaholic for Pinterest. It is free.
Today I got a trademark notice from Pinterest lawyers that the software should be removed because it is using the Pinterest trademark.
Other than the name of the software there is no trademark usage. And the naming also follows the for convention like
"gadget for iPhone"
"tool for Microsoft"
There is a proper disclaimer also that states the software is not affiliated with Pinterest in any way.
There is no icon or logo or any other design assets that belongs to Pinterest Inc.
So, rather than the name of the software or any other possible issues, Pinterest lawyers are trying to take the software by simply it is a utility for their service.
But I wanted to ask that can a trademark owner prevent any other person/company to create software for its trademark just simply for they do not feel like it?
BTW, there are hundreds of software out there for Pinterest that still exists, even they are using logo of the Pinterest and some even claim the software belongs to Pinterest.
What is my option now? Should I just take down the software just there is a Pinterest phrase in the name of the software which is Shareaholic for Pinterest?