Monday, 13 June 2011
Apple sued for the use of the iCloud name
Apple have been sued over the use of the iCloud name by an Arizonian company.
iCloud Communications, a Pheonix-based VOIP say that the name of Apple's recently announce online storage service causes confusion with competing products.
iCloud Communications claim that "Apple has a long and well-known history of knowingly and willfully treading on the trademark rights of others," noting that the Cupertino, Calif., company has been sued by The Beatles over use of the Apple name, by Cisco Systems over use of the iPhone name, and by Terrytown over use of "Might Mouse."
Apple filed for the trademark rights to the iCloud name listing various classifications including "electronic storage of data, text, images, audio and video; storage services for archiving electronic data; information and consultation in connection therewith." This was done in late May and Apple reportedly spend $ million to acquire the iCloud.com domain before last week's unveiling of the service.
The service is meant to make it simple to wirelessly share music, e-mails, photos, calendars and various other data between handheld devices and computers.