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[2]: Um... seriously!?!?
by nathbeadle on Fri 17th Jun 2011 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Um... seriously!?!?"
nathbeadle
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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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RE[3]: Um... seriously!?!?
by pantheraleo on Fri 17th Jun 2011 18:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Um... seriously!?!?"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

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..


Actually, I just did one. After typing "icloud" they were second on the auto-complete list. After typing "icloud com" they came up as the very first result. So I'm not sure where you got your claim that they won't even come up in the top 100.

Pretty much any website reporting on the suit comes up before their site does!


Uh.. Yeah. You do know how search engine rankings work right? And that recent popular news events can rapidly change rankings? That's to be expected. But before the news reporting broke, none of those links would have existed. The news links no doubt pushed their actual company Web site down in the search engine rankings.

I'm just saying this is the same deal as Apple Computers vs Apple Records.


The agreement between Apple Computer and Apple Records allowed Apple Computer to use the name provided that they never got into music business. Which of course, Apple violated when they came out with the iPod and iTunes.


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.


They do have a point that Apple has a history of appropriating the trademarks of other companies.

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


They both provide IT services. And again, in today's world, a lot of the issue is what will happen to your search ranking if you are a small company, and a large company like Apple with virtually unlimitted marketing money comes along and steals your trademark.

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