A well-known company specializing in forensic accounting and fraud investigations has threatened to sue Public Intelligence for infringing on a trademark that the company does not even own. Kessler International, a company founded by former Deputy Inspector General of the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority Michael G. Kessler, issued the threat on March 7, 2012 demanding that this website remove a Sprint/Nextel law enforcement guide for subpoenaing subscriber information because it happens to mention the word “Fraudbuster” on approximately three pages. The threat states that the publication of the document constitutes trademark infringement because “FRAUDBUSTERS” is the registered trademark of Kessler International. The threat also demands that we sign an agreement to never again infringe on their trademark and pay them any profits that we have earned from our unauthorized use of their trademark.
U.S. Department of Justice cellular service provider data retention guide originally obtained by American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina.
This handbook has been created to assist law enforcement agencies in their understanding of processes and procedures implemented by Sprint for the compliance of legal demands. The handbook will include contact information, billing information, service of legal demands on Sprint, types of legal demands required and miscellaneous general information for your future reference.
This Guide was prepared for Law Enforcement to facilitate the processing of subpoena requests and compliance with court orders for electronic surveillance directed to Nextel Communications, or any of its operating subsidiaries (collectively “Nextel”). This Guide references the Nextel points-of-contact that have been authorized to assist Law Enforcement with subpoena compliance, as well as with the provisioning of lawful interceptions of communications on Nextel’s wireless networks. In addition, this Guide provides Law Enforcement with an overview of Nextel’s current administrative practices and policies required to support these requests.