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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Their fault.
by Finchwizard on Thu 16th Jun 2011 22:11 UTC
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Member since:
2006-02-01

I still like the fact that since the company started was when Apple was going iCrazy naming everything.

And I bet the company was quite happy to go "If we call ourselves iCloud, people will find us while looking for other Apple products. Yay"

And now with Cloud computing. iCloud seems pretty obvious naming scheme.

If anything the company has been riding off random hits for calling themselves something similar to Apples name for years.

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RE: Their fault.
by pantheraleo on Thu 16th Jun 2011 22:30 in reply to "Their fault."
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

I still like the fact that since the company started was when Apple was going iCrazy naming everything.


It's their fault for thinking that Apple doesn't have a trademark right to the letter "i" at the beginning of a word? The fact is that Apple can't trademark the letter "i" and every single product name that starts with "i". Also, in 2005, the only "i" products Apple had were the iMac, iBook, and iPad. So it's not their fault. They had every right to use the name iCloud. And if they beat Apple to the name, it's Apple's fault for not realizing how important of a buzz word "cloud" was going to be in time to grab the name first.

Edited 2011-06-16 22:33 UTC

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RE[2]: Their fault.
by ivanzinho on Thu 16th Jun 2011 23:28 in reply to "RE: Their fault."
ivanzinho Member since:
2009-04-05

iPad in 2005, really?

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RE[2]: Their fault.
by tupp on Fri 17th Jun 2011 06:01 in reply to "RE: Their fault."
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

The fact is that Apple can't trademark the letter "i" and every single product name that starts with "i". Also, in 2005, the only "i" products Apple had were the iMac, iBook, and iPad.

The first "i" name that I recall is the Lowel i-Light: http://www.amazon.com/Lowel-Complete-Tungsten-Cigarette-Connector/d...

Lowel has sold zillions of these lights named with a small "i" since 1985 -- at least 13 years before the first Apple "i" name.

Edited 2011-06-17 06:02 UTC

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RE[2]: Their fault.
by flanque on Fri 17th Jun 2011 08:18 in reply to "RE: Their fault."
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

iPod....

Edited 2011-06-17 08:20 UTC

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RE[2]: Their fault.
by mkone on Fri 17th Jun 2011 20:35 in reply to "RE: Their fault."
mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

And iTunes, iWork, iPhoto, iMovie, iCal, iChat, iDvd, iSync and iMail. Am sure I could find a few more.

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