Apple recently announced their new cloud service, called iCloud, and Apple purchased the domain name iCloud.com from Swedish company Xcerion along with the trademarks for the iCloud brand.
Now it seems another company, iCloud Communications is claiming that Apple’s iCloud is infringing on the companies trademarks, and is taking Apple to court over the iCloud name.
According to iCloud Communications LLC, they are claiming that the services being offered by Apple in iCloud are almost identical to the services offered by iCloud Communications.
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 will be interesting to see what the ouctome of this is, and whether this company has any claim on the iCloud trademark.
Source The Next Web
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