By TechThop Team
Posted on: 26 Aug, 2022
Kate McKenzie launched a new product, and she received a letter from the U.S tech giant over the product name. It's Microsoft, the name called Word Window, that helps children learn to read.
The company allegedly took exception to the similarity of the name for its PC operating system, windows, and its word processing, Microsoft word.
McKenzie is not trying to be in the Microsoft market as she is trying to help dyslexic children learn to read. The turnover of Microsoft was $197.7 billion last year.
McKenzie is in dispute with Microsoft over the name of her business, word window, which helps children with literacy.
She spent four years developing this tool where children can read after being inspired by her son's struggle.
The tool is placed over the books and covers the text's lines. It leaves some middle gaps so the children can focus on specific words.
In October 2020, she filed a patent for Word Window but received a without prejudice letter from Microsoft nine days before the launch on 1st July.
Word Window helps children struggling with dyslexia by breaking down words into manageable chunks with its window and superhero Wordy.
McKenzie is the mother of two children, Luca, 9, and Elliot, 3. Her son was quite excited to read books, but her son Luca was struggling with dyslexia, which made her launch this word window tool.
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