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Apple Sued By iCloud Communications

Apple has been dragged to the court yet again, this time by the Phoenix based computer communication company iCloud Communications for allegedly infringing on its exclusive right over the name “iCloud”.

Apple unveiled its new iCloud service on June 6, aimed at providing iOS users with an easy, wireless platform for sharing their music, videos, calenders, photos and other data between iOS devices and computers.

However, iCloud Communications officials claim that they have been using the name “iCloud” for its "computer and electronic data transmission" services for quite some time.

“The goods and services with which Apple intends to use the “iCloud” mark are identical to or closely related to the goods and services that have been offered by iCloud Communications under the iCloud Marks since its formation in 2005,” the lawsuit by the company stated, CNET (opens in new tab) reports.

The lawsuit by iCloud Communications also explained that the extensive promotional campaign carried out by Apple for its new iCloud platform has resulted in a rather bleak scenario for the company where “the media and the general public have quickly come to associate the mark “iCloud” with Apple, rather than iCloud Communications.”