Brave Forces Rival Browser 'Braver' to Change its Name

In brief

  • Formerly known as Braver, the fork of Brave today changed its name to Bold Browser.

  • The team behind the fork said it received legal threats for using a similar name to the browser it forked from.

  • Brave CEO Brendan Eich says his firm will not shy away from defending its trademarks.

A fork of the popular cryptocurrency-powered web browser, Brave, today changed its name after facing legal threats. Braver, which forked from Brave back in June, is now named Bold Browser after a member of the project’s team was threatened with financial harm, the team behind the browser said in a tweet today. The dispute stemmed from the fact that “Braver” looks and sounds a little too much like “Brave.” Read More...

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