“Developer Tibco Software has filed suit against Apple for alleged trademark infringement,” reports Jonny Evans for MacWorld UK. “The litigant claims to own the rights to the Rendezvous trademark, and has filed legal papers in California’s District Court alleging that Apple: ‘Carried out acts infringing on Tibco’s trademarks, with the intention to trade on Tibco’s goodwill and harm Tibco’s business.'”

“The company seeks remedies for the ‘competitive and economic harm caused by Apple’s acts,’ it said,” Evans reports. “The company describes itself as a: ‘Leading developer of software that enables real-time business by creating interoperability between diverse computer systems.’ The company has been using its Rendezvous trademark since 1994 and its Tibco Rendezvous mark since 2000. It has put ‘considerable effort’ into marketing those brands, it said.”

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