TigerDirect vs. Apple ‘Tiger’ trademark lawsuit documents posted online

“News broke yesterday afternoon that TigerDirect, a Florida based electronics retailer filed suit against Apple for using the name Tiger for 10.4. According to the lawsuit, which was obtained by MacMerc, Tiger Direct believes that with the 10.4 release, Apple has willfuly infringed upon Tiger Direct’s trademarks surrounding the name Tiger. Tiger Direct went so far as to ask the court to stop the sale of Tiger (just days before was set to launch), but that motion was denied. A hearing has been set for Tuesday,” MacMerc.com reports.

MacMerc had links to various documents in .pdf format including, the full text of trademark infringement suit – 17 pages, the application for emergency temporary restraining order by Tiger Direct – 3 pages, the application for emergency temporary restraining order by Tiger Direct denied – 2 pages, and the notice that the hearing set for Tuesday, May 3rd – 2 pages.

Full article here.

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  1. Publicity Stunt…
    The Tiger name has been throwin around in the wild for a very long time. Tiger-Direct is suing now to ride the Tiger publicity coattails in my opinion. Of course I’m not a lawyer and don’t even play one on TV.

  2. The PDF browser plugin works nice, but Adobe Reader 7 installs a Safari plugin that seems to support more PDF features in your browser. And it’s also free.

    The joke here tonight is “I was going to TigerDirect to get my copy of Tiger, but no matter how much I search I can’t find them on Google anymore ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Hey, listen. Listen to me! I appreciate TigerDirect. No, I really do. I have a healthy respect for them. Kind of like I have a healthy respect for CANCER!!!

    Yeh-hehessss. SCREW YOU, TiddlyDipshits! Apple will beat your ass like new mown grass. Kind of de same way I beat that punk Pets.com sock puppet into oblivion a few years ago. They didn’t stand a chance. And look where they are now. Yeh-hehesssss.

    TigerDirect’s lawsuit will last as long as an ice sculpture at de Burning Man Festival.

  4. But George (first post) did sleep in a “Holiday Inn Express” last night. <joking>

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