Apple sued over use of iCloud name

13 Jun

iCloud Communications

Phoenix-based iCloud Communications says that Apple has stolen its name for its remote content syncing service.

use of the name iCloud by the giant computer company.

The Phoenix voice-over-IP provider said it has gone by the name iCloud Communications Inc. since it was founded in 2005.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has stolen its identity, the suit claims, through its saturation marketing campaign for its new remote content syncing product named iCloud.

“Apple has a long and well-known history of knowingly and willfully treading on the trademark rights of others,” the suit claims, citing its legal fights with the Beatles over the name Apple and with Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) over the name iPhone.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court of Arizona. It seeks an injunction against Apple using the iCloud name and monetary compensation.

Read more: Apple sued over use of iCloud name | Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal


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