Linked by pantheraleo on Thu 16th Jun 2011 21:21 UTC
Legal Just as Apple wraps up one lawsuit with Nokia, they have been hit with another one by a Phoenix based company named iCloud Communications. iCloud Communications, a VoIP vendor, claims that Apple's new iCloud causes confusion with competing products, and has harmed their image because anytime someone hears the name 'iCloud', they will now think of Apple instead of iCloud Communications. Super-Instant Pre-publication 5000W Turbo Update from Thom: ...and we have another one.
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Um... seriously!?!?
by nathbeadle on Thu 16th Jun 2011 21:54 UTC
nathbeadle
Member since:
2006-08-08

Did iCloud Communications even LOOK at their own website? Totally different from what Apple is doing! Their customers must be morons to mistake Apple iCloud for their company. And yet they claim:

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

Ridiculous.... I smell money grab!

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RE: Um... seriously!?!?
by pantheraleo on Thu 16th Jun 2011 22:26 in reply to "Um... seriously!?!?"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Ridiculous.... I smell money grab!


I smell Apple fanboy. It doesn't sound like a money grab to me. I think they have legitimate concerns. After, this is going to crush their search engine ranking. And they do have a point that the first thing people are going to think of when they hear iCloud now is Apple.

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RE[2]: Um... seriously!?!?
by JonathanBThompson on Fri 17th Jun 2011 03:44 in reply to "RE: Um... seriously!?!?"
JonathanBThompson Member since:
2006-05-26

As I posted previously: the facts are iCloud Communications never filed for a trademark at the federal level. They didn't even file!

It doesn't cost all that much to file and maintain a trademark's legal registration. As such, this certainly looks like a money grab on the part of iCloud Communications. I expect it'll be an uphill battle for them, and it should be.

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RE[2]: Um... seriously!?!?
by flanque on Fri 17th Jun 2011 08:17 in reply to "RE: Um... seriously!?!?"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Nobody thought of iCloud Communications ... Ever. Apple are well known for iAnything so good luck fighting Apple. Even Cisco settled.

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RE[2]: Um... seriously!?!?
by nathbeadle on Fri 17th Jun 2011 17:34 in reply to "RE: Um... seriously!?!?"
nathbeadle Member since:
2006-08-08

Well then you're smelling someone else in the room. If you know my posts I'm about the practical, common sense approach regardless of the Operating System or computer involved.

If you said iCloud to anyone you knew last year, or the year before I bet they'd peg it as an Apple product anyways. Just do a Google Search for iCloud Communications... you won't even see their website in the top 100 results that's how small their mindshare is. Pretty much any website reporting on the suit comes up before their site does!

I'm just saying this is the same deal as Apple Computers vs Apple Records. I'm sure they'd still be suing Apple if they called it iCloud Storage or iCloud Music. Suing Apple is the new way to get money and publicity.

If iCloud Computing provided the same services I'd totally be against Apple and their name.

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