Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Apple is getting sued by iCloud Communications...

Apologies right up front to my US of A readers, but it sometimes seems that companies in America are particularly fond of lawsuits, in which they can sue one another for insane amounts of money.
While this is all well and good if there is sufficient reasoning behind the lawsuit, sometimes it's a little bit grey, and you kinda have to wonder if the lawsuit is really worth it...

Something along these lines that popped up today, has to do with an Arizona-based company called iCloud Communications, who are alleging that Apple's use of the name "iCloud", infringes on its own trademark.

On the face of it, it sounds like a fair allegation, but after reading a bit more about the matter, one wonders if iCloud Communications are not just trying their luck at scoring a quick payout from a company who can clearly afford to pay up to make the problem go away...

Truth is, before Apple made the term "iCloud" famous a few days ago with the launch of their new Cloud offering, who could honestly have said that they knew of a company that exists in Arizona, called iCloud Communications?
Not a whole lot of people I'm sure (apart from some people living in Arizona of course :)...

Read more about it, and view the full legal complaint here.
Pay special attention to the reader comments that follow the news article...
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