UK anti-litter app LitterGram allowed to keep its name by Facebook


For those not familiar with the subject, LitterGram is an app that has a simple, yet valiant, purpose. It’s meant to be used in the UK for users to snap pictures of litter on the street and send them directly to their respective UK councils, so they can send clean up teams.

However, Facebook’s lawyers saw something else when they came across LitterGram. Namely, trademark infringement to the Instagram name. This led the attorneys to writing an angry letter to the LitterGram team, which in turn resulted in a personal video plea by the app creators, aimed at Mark Zuckerberg, …