Jun
12
2011

Apple sued over iCloud; Over Reach or Deserved?

So the news today is that a Phoenix based company is suing Apple claiming that the iCloud name infringes on its trademark. The company name in question is iCloud Communications whose primary business isĀ  Voice over IP. They claim that Apple’s use of the iCloud name for its services courses confusion

“The goods and services with which Apple intends to use the “iCloud” mark are identical to or closely related to the goods and services that have been offered by iCloud Communications under the iCloud Marks since its formation in 2005. However, due to the worldwide media coverage given to and generated by Apple’s announcement of its “iCloud” services and the ensuing saturation advertising campaign pursued by Apple, the media and the general public have quickly come to associate the mark “iCloud” with Apple, rather than iCloud Communications”

Do you think this company is overreaching or Apple is just experiencing a dose of its own medicine. I think in the end money will change hands to avoid litigation.
Source:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/230127/apple_sued_by_icloud.html

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Written by Frankie Aladi in: Domain Talk |

2 Comments »

  • steve says:

    2005?
    cloud was around since 2000/
    They are a little late to the party.
    Sounds like they don’t have the trademark on icloud of iclouds but some two word trademarks.
    2005 is to late to claim icloud.

  • todaro says:

    when apple computer started they were contacted by apple records (beatles) about their name. apple records decided to let it go with the proviso that they stay out of the music business. now that apple has a couple hundred billion to throw around they’ve got a court ruling that says ipod & itunes have nothing to do with the music business. go figure.

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