iCloud communications sued Apple for using iCloud for their cloud computing services saying that it is actually my cloud Mr. Jobs. And Apple says : “Been there, done that”. That’s how these lawsuits in the high tech world are. As for Apple, it is no stranger to these lawsuits. Type in icloud in Google search and the top 20 results are about Apple’s iCloud and nothing about iCloud communications. Now you can understand why iCloud communications is getting antsy about it.
Apple released iCloud on June 6 2011 and iCloud communications has filed the lawsuit on June 9 2011 in Arizona. Apple is registered in California. As a part of the lawsuit filed by iCloud communications, it has provided the list of Apple’s trademark infringements ever since Apple came in to existence. Ironically, it all started with the name of the company itself. Later on Apple’s brands/products like Macintosh, iPhone, iPad and iAds all have their share of lawsuits. Apple bought the domain name icloud.com from Xcerion AB Corp and the domain now redirects to apple.com/icloud.
iCloud communications isn’t terribly happy about this and want the iCloud brand name back to itself. Apple should stop using it and also should pay whatever money it made in using that brand name. That to me is wishful thinking. Given Apple’s might, cash and brand, iCloud communications is asking just too much. All it can wish for is a settlement. iCloud is Apple’s in Google’s annals. Given the ‘due diligence’ Apple has done in registering the domain names, getting the Google juice, Apple might already be saying ‘iCloud is my cloud’.
Whose cloud is it anyway?
Here’s the lawsuit iCloud communications for iCloud :