iCloud Communications changes name, drops suit against Apple

“The trademark suit brought by iCloud Communications against Apple’s iCloud has been dropped, according to court records unearthed this wee,” Jacqui Cheng reports for Ars Technica.

“The company has not publicly commented on the decision to drop its lawsuit, but Apple’s legal team has apparently done a bit of muscle-flexing, as iCloud Communications appears to have a new name: PhoenixSoft/Clear Digital Communications,” Cheng reports.

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“iCloud Communications sued Apple following the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference where the company announced its new iCloud storage and syncing service to replace MobileMe,” Cheng reports. “There was just one twist to iCloud Communications’ lawsuit: it never registered “iCloud” as a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The company that actually owns the iCloud trademark? Apple.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]

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  1. While Aaple may have owned the TM, I’m guessing a liitle cash was tossed to PhoenixSoft. I envision it similar to throwing a bone to an annoying dog to keep them away from your ankles.

    1. No cash, just a stiff legal ” will keep you in court till you go bankrupt ” and a smile.

      Apple has nomreason to pay these idiots a dime, and I am sure it never paid them any cash either.

      Apple had a strong case, we will be aware soon enough what happened when the information is released by the judicial system.

      These boneheads had no case anyway, Apple had the trademark and.paid all fees to acquire such.

      Just another gold digger wanting something for nothing.

  2. not THE iCloud Communications!!! Really!!! You mean the same company that came up with a bastardized version of Apple nomenclature after Apple first used it?!?!?! Not THAT iCloud Communications?!?!?
    You mean the iCloud Communications that Apple could purchase outright and then completely wipe away any prrof that this company ever existed or offered anything worthwhile?!?!?!

    Oh, not that one… I was about to say!

    1. ““Every man has a price which he will willingly accept, even for that which he hopes never to sell.” – Lord Cutler Beckett”

      One hundred bucks for your sister.

  3. Just exactly why is it that iCloud is being hosted on Amazon.com’s and Microsoft’s servers? Techgadget reported this and that Apple’s famed 1 billion dollar server farm building is in locked down mode (empty).

    1. You probably believe the moon landings were faked, right?

      It’s always amusing to see the Apple hater resort to spreading ludicrous lies to make up for the fact they can’t get laid.

      1. Apple hater? I’m typing this on my MacBook Pro; my 12th MAC! You are insane and nothing more than an idiot fan boy.

        You have any ideas why the billion dollar server farm is closed? Go ahead and google it first if you dont believe me.

        Why is iCloud being hosted on MS and Amazon servers?


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