Apple sued over the use of "iBooks" name
posted by Alan F. / Jun 16, 2011, 12:57 PM
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
Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010
Hmmm.....I have an idea. Why don't we just all sue each other. Seems to be the thing to do these days.
posted on Jun 16, 2011, 12:59 PM 3
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...
posted on Jun 16, 2011, 1:41 PM 6
Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 17, 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?
posted on Jun 16, 2011, 4:25 PM 0
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