Apple sued over the use of "iBooks" name
Apple does have a valid trademark for the term "IBOOK" relating to computers, and the company once sold a computer called the "iBook". But as the lawsuit points out, Apple never used the term for electronic books until the Apple iPad was launched in April 2010. The suit says that Apple's use of the term on the Apple iPhone and iPad will "overwhelm the good will of plaintiffs’ ‘ibooks’ and ‘ipicturebooks’ marks and render them virtually worthless."
source: Bloomberg via BGR
1. steven252000 posted on 16 Jun 2011, 12:59 3 0
Hmmm.....I have an idea. Why don't we just all sue each other. Seems to be the thing to do these days.
2. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 16 Jun 2011, 13:03 3 0
You know what, I am going to sue you. Please be on the lookout for your court papers. lol
17. cheetah2k posted on 16 Jun 2011, 20:44 5 0
If there's one company comitting more trade mark infringements than anyone else its Apple.
Either they're just ignorant, or their legal department needs to find another day job.
3. nb2six posted on 16 Jun 2011, 13:06 3 0
Reading about all these law suits really makes one wish they went to Law School like their parents dreamed of. You're bound to make money these days.
4. Idea (unregistered) posted on 16 Jun 2011, 13:41 6 0
You know, I bet if you invest in a small copyright name of iAnything you'd be able to have apple paying you big bucks for that name...
5. RORYREVOLUTION posted on 16 Jun 2011, 13:59 3 1
Haha apple getting a taste of their own medicine. Tho this whole sue everyone crap is getting out of hand.
6. rip 2pac (unregistered) posted on 16 Jun 2011, 14:09 2 0
@1 that was my idea, I'm suing you
8. gregoryyy3 posted on 16 Jun 2011, 14:59 2 3
apple always names things with an "i" before it. I hope apple wins
15. box (unregistered) posted on 16 Jun 2011, 18:51 0 2
other companies had "i" at the beginning of the product name before crapple did.
10. psyc (unregistered) posted on 16 Jun 2011, 15:54 4 0
I wonder if Apple will name their legal department iSue
11. funlobingguy posted on 16 Jun 2011, 16:25 0 0
So, Let us see what will happen if some company is out there to eliminate hunger. They will name their product iHunger.....Apple may then create iHunger in its apps or product. So now if these two fight and waste gazixillion of dollars for attorney fees and court work, then at the end, will hunger vanish or hunger increase in leaps and bound.....:)
defeats whole purpose of app or product if you fight thus..
Same here if prices of iBook increase because of unexpected court attorney fees incurred during creation of iBook, then who is to blame?
14. luis_lopez_351 posted on 16 Jun 2011, 18:46 0 0
ima name something Ifail so in the future when apple changes its products name i will sue them :)
16. Awesome1 (unregistered) posted on 16 Jun 2011, 20:16 0 0
Seems like suing is the best way to make money these days isn't?
20. nasa263 (unregistered) posted on 17 Jun 2011, 10:51 0 0
GO APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THE LAW SUITE ARE STRANGE