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Apple wins trademark battle over "iBooks" name

0. phoneArena 09 May 2013, 18:52 posted on

Back in 2011, a company called Black Tower Press sued Apple over the use of the "iBooks" name; on Wednesday the court ruled in favor of Apple stating that consumers would not confuse Apple's electronic bookstore trademark with the lightbulb label used by Black Tower which had never registered the name, while Apple did...

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posted on 09 May 2013, 18:56 11

1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Sad news. :(

posted on 09 May 2013, 19:04 2

3. stealthd (Posts: 956; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


What? This is mundane news at best. I guess any Apple news is bad news to phanboys.

posted on 09 May 2013, 19:09 8

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't like Apple as a company and I don't see how it makes me a fan of something...

posted on 09 May 2013, 19:16 1

5. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


This is mundane news that really has very little bearing on this site anyhow. Alan's just pandering. We're giving him the attention he so so badly desires.

posted on 09 May 2013, 20:15

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3198; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Yep, I agree. This was the right call, but that same call is rarely made when it Apple doing the suing.

Grocery stores, cafes, and I think they even sue "Granny Smith" was sued by Apple! How heartless can a company be? JK. But it just goes to show, there is bias heavily in the tech giant Apple's favor, that allows them to take what ever they want, except in Brazil. (Nice work Brazil)

posted on 09 May 2013, 21:20

10. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Wow so the PA didnt give u a warning writing this.

I got a warning fir saying that on a nokia wp8 article.

How pathetic and biased sad that moderator was, looks like, to be honest he was a true hardcore fan™®©

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:25

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What I can say, perhaps PhoneArena team loves me. :)

posted on 09 May 2013, 22:36 2

12. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


How is this sad news? This is glorious. Apple's innovation pulled through and won the case.

posted on 10 May 2013, 08:50 1

17. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1377; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Excuse me, but how is this innovation? We're talking about adding a letter before your product name. If that's what you consider innovation, you have a low threshold.

Btw, the judge said adding the "i" before books meant it was sold on the internet. Really? Because how many other cases have you seen that instance? If anything, putting an "e" before something denotes it being done on the internet (ebanking, efinance, esurance, etc.).

posted on 09 May 2013, 19:01 1

2. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


"... consumers would not be confused by the two companies using the same name."
I like the logic there... of course, that would also mean that Apple should never ever have won many of the trademark lawsuits it's filed as Apple products only exist within Apple's own ecosystem. Technically, consumers shouldn't have been confused in those instances either.

posted on 09 May 2013, 19:46 4

6. apple4never (Posts: 947; Member since: 08 May 2013)


eh, its apple who gives a dam ?

posted on 09 May 2013, 21:17 3

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 11223; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Millions not named apple4never

posted on 10 May 2013, 11:00

18. apple4never (Posts: 947; Member since: 08 May 2013)


they're dying for a resaon, less people are starting to care about them, i dropped that bandwagon last year upon release of ip5

posted on 09 May 2013, 21:16 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11223; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No biggie

posted on 09 May 2013, 21:21

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Cant you see, somtime you hipnatise me™

posted on 09 May 2013, 23:20

14. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


..........

posted on 09 May 2013, 23:23 1

15. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I can see, sometime poop hypnotizes you.

posted on 09 May 2013, 22:55

13. vincelongman (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I think Apple deserves this trademark, but how do they have a patent on ebook showing pages turning

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