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 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)
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 (Posts: 4537; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You know what, I am going to sue you. Please be on the lookout for your court papers. lol
17. cheetah2k (Posts: 1012; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
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 (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
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)
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...
7. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
No... Apple always wins though. Haha
18. cheetah2k (Posts: 1012; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
You can't patent a name. Its a trademark.
5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Haha apple getting a taste of their own medicine. Tho this whole sue everyone crap is getting out of hand.
6. rip 2pac (unregistered)
@1 that was my idea, I'm suing you
8. gregoryyy3 (unregistered)
apple always names things with an "i" before it. I hope apple wins
15. box (unregistered)
other companies had "i" at the beginning of the product name before crapple did.
10. psyc (unregistered)
I wonder if Apple will name their legal department iSue
11. funlobingguy (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)
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 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
ima name something Ifail so in the future when apple changes its products name i will sue them :)
16. Awesome1 (unregistered)
Seems like suing is the best way to make money these days isn't?
20. nasa263 (unregistered)
GO APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THE LAW SUITE ARE STRANGE