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I was searching on the Google Play store (Japanese version) for a Stack Overflow client and I found Stack Overflow by Pile Studios. The website for the app claims

Note: We take no credit whatsoever for the website Stack Overflow itself

But I'm confused about how they can make such a claim but use the Stack Overflow name and logo.

Is this application legitimate? Can applications freely use the Stack Overflow name and logo?

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Good find! That is pretty definitely an infringement of SE, Inc.'s copyright. – Pëkka Jun 8 '12 at 19:14
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Part of your question is answered at What are the rules on using the Stack Overflow logo? – Pops Jun 8 '12 at 19:39
    
I think it's mainly a trademark violation. Using the logo is probably also a copyright violation, but that's only secondary. – CodesInChaos Jun 8 '12 at 19:56

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