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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RE: whoops
by JonathanBThompson on Fri 17th Jun 2011 03:39 UTC in reply to "whoops"
JonathanBThompson
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2006-05-26

Whoops isn't on the part of Apple: iCloud Communications was too damned cheap and stupid to register their mark federally, and Apple has iCloud legally filed long before this suit came out. All you have to do is do a search on uspto.gov and it's easy to see: there's a filed application by an individual by the name of Douglas Dane Baker, one by Xcerion AB CORPORATION SWEDEN that's a registered trademark, and every other filing is by Apple inc.

My last check was that it cost about $400 to get a trademark registered in the US uspto.gov website. Any business that's serious can afford to pay to register their trademark at the federal level. iCloud Communications deserves to have their butt handed to them for sheer stupidity.

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RE[2]: whoops
by JAlexoid on Fri 17th Jun 2011 10:07 in reply to "RE: whoops"
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RE[2]: whoops
by pantheraleo on Fri 17th Jun 2011 12:52 in reply to "RE: whoops"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

Whoops isn't on the part of Apple: iCloud Communications was too damned cheap and stupid to register their mark federally


Doesn't matter. You do not have to federally register a trademark. If you were doing business under that trademark before another company registered it, that is legal basis for establishing a trademark claim. That comes directly from the patent and trademark office.

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