VoIP Provider Sues Apple over iCloud Name

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Arizona-based company iCloud Communications is accusing Apple of trademark infringement and is suing the giant tech company for use of the “iCloud” name.

The company, a voice-over IP (VoIP) provider filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court of Arizona on Thursday.

In the complaint, iCloud Communications contends that Apple has  willfully infringed upon trademarks in the past and that Apple’s use of “iCloud” causes confusion.

A portion of the complaints reads, “In fact, iCloud Communications has received numerous inquiries from both existing and prospective customers regarding whether it is now owned or affiliated with Apple.”

With the lawsuit, iCloud Communications is hoping for an unspecified amount and an injunction against Apple’s use of the name.

iCloud Communications started in 2005.

Upon preparing for its cloud service earlier this year, Apple acquired the iCloud.com domain name from Xcerion and filed a trademark for “iCloud” with the European Union.

You can view the entire complaint here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/57544701/iCloud-Complaint