Apple in trouble with the iCloud

Apple and other large companies are quick to jump on other businesses that get close to their trade names, such as the case between Apple and Amazon over the term “App Store” but sometimes the boot is on the other foot.

It seems that Apple are getting a taste of their own medicine from iCloud Communications LLC a company based in Phoenix, Arizona who have been providing cloud computing service since 2005!

This is a section of text taken from the iCloud Communications LLC complaint;

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.

The seems to be a case there, but Apple are wealthy and they are definitely not stupid for they already own most of the trademarks surrounding the iCloud name, it could be a long and bumpy ride.

Source [Ubergizmo]