Apple Face Legal Suit Over the use of iCloud Word
A company by the named iCloud Communications has filed a suit in Arizona – US District Court against Apple. The company reports a trademark infringement over the use of iCloud name by Apple.
According to iClarified:
“iCloud Communications LLC is claiming that Apple’s heavy promotion of the iCloud product is damaging its business and has removed the branding of the name and placed it onto Apple. To make matters worse, iClouds Communication’s services are nearly identical to the ones offered by Apple.”
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. However, due to the worldwide media coverage given to and generated by Apple’s announcement of its “iCloud” services and the ensuing saturation advertising campaign pursued by Apple, the media and the general public have quickly come to associate the mark “iCloud” with Apple, rather than iCloud Communications.
It was also known that the company didn’t claim any monetary relief but has asked Apple to stop using the word iCloud.
Apple has experience lot of this thing in the past but this time it can be different for the Cupertino Company. Apple has recently launched iCloud service at WWDC.
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[ Via iclarified ]
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