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iCloud Communications Sues Apple For Using Name Without Permission

iCloud Communications Sues Apple For Using Name Without Permission

Well, this isn't too surprising. Just days after Apple introduced their iCloud service suite at WWDC 2011, iCloud Communications has voiced a serious complaint. In the form of a lawsuit. iCloud Communications is an Arizona-based company involved in computer communications, and of course, the company's claiming that Apple didn't seek out the proper licensing rights before using the iCloud name.

Those who have followed Apple's ways may remember that Cisco (yes, the networking giant) had some serious issues with Apple using iPhone way back when, as Cisco actually had a product by that same name well before Apple's famed phone. The suit here was filed in the US District Court of AZ, and they're claiming that Apple's illegal use could harm their business. They're asking that Apple stop using the iCloud name and do away with all labels, signs, prints, insignia, letterhead, brochures, business cards, invoices and any other written or recorded material or advertisements that use the name.


That's asking a lot, and it's not likely to happen, not without a fight. Obviously, they really want Apple to pony up major bucks for using the name, and in all likelihood, that's exactly what will happen. Apple definitely isn't going to give up the iCloud name after using it so heavily at WWDC, so there's really only one option left: give iCloud Communications whatever they want. Must be nice to be in that company's shoes!
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Wow you would think Apple's lawyers would be better than this and realize this before approving the iCloud name.

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because its prolly cheaper to let people sue them and pay them off then to actually go out and find who is using the name.

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"+1 on that answer, and its nothing new, this will go on and on, A hit name or brand name can make millions or billion, this type of tactic to go on with the name instead of pushing back or delaying a product while waiting on both sides to reach an agreement is far more effective."

-Optimus

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I hereby proclaim that igame is now my intellectual property which I am willing to sell should Apple choose they want that moniker. So how long till you guys expect I am swimming in a pool of money?

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LBowen:

I hereby proclaim that igame is now my intellectual property which I am willing to sell should Apple choose they want that moniker. So how long till you guys expect I am swimming in a pool of money?

I'm guessing if you're able to fill out a piece of paper which registers it as your intellectual property. Until then, iGame is up for the taking .(or may have been taken already, who knows?)

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LOL, they should really do some research before use a certain name. They always sue about people copying they products... :)

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Here's hoping Apple gets "peeled" for lack of research. Wonder if any of their employees will lose their jobs because they didn't find out about the original iCloud.

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