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The Fight for the iCloud Ownership

Written on June 15, 2011 by Aiken Lewis

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Who is the rightful owner of the term 'iCloud'?

Apple Inc. has been sued by iCloud Communications for trademark infringement. The Phoenix-based company stated that their customers were confused on whether they were owned by Apple or not.

According to i iCloud Communications’ legal papers, “Apple’s announcement and launch of its ‘iCloud’ cloud computing service appears to be just one more example of Apple’s ‘act first and worry about the consequences later’ approach to trademark use. Even the most cursory Internet search — which could have easily been conducted by any of the legion of Apple’s in-house marketing or legal staff — would have revealed the prior, long term usage of the iCloud Marks by iCloud Communications.”

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