“Apple Computer, Inc. and Tibco Software have settled a trademark dispute through a mutual out of court settlement, AppleInsider has learned,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider. “Last year, Tibco of Palo Alto, Calif., alleged that Apple’s Rendezvous networking software, used in Apple products such as the Mac OS and iTunes Music Store, infringed on its Rendezvous name.”
“Sources close to the negotiations say that, as part of the deal, Apple has agreed to phase out its use of the ‘Rendezvous’ name,” Jade reports.
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In a related report, AppleInsider says, “According to sources, Apple Computer, Inc. filed for a trademark on the term ‘OpenTalk’ with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on July 8th, just 24 hours after the company reportedly settled a trademark dispute with Tibco Software over the use of the term ‘Rendezvous.'”
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