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Apple sued by iCloud Communications

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Following this Monday's WWDC revelation of iOS 5 and iCloud, it turned out that the iCloud name, which Apple purchased from Xcerion (who renamed their product to CloudMe) towards the end of April, was intended...

eBay Wins Trademark Suit

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Internet auction site EBay has blocked retailer Perfumebay.com from using a Web site address ending with "ebay" after an appeals court ruled it was trademark infringement. Perfumebay, a seller of designer perfumes over the Internet,...

EA files System Shock trademark

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System Shock's rights to the spiritual successor may have been locked by Take-Two, but Electronic Arts is making sure the original franchise stays up. Electronic Arts registered a trademark last month on the title"System Shock"...

Linus' Attempt to Trademark "Linux" Rejected

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In a crucial legal loss for Linus Torvalds, Intellectual Property Australia has ruled that the term "Linux" is just too frequently used on the internet and was not distinctive enough to be trademarked. ...

Linux is really a trademark now

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Linus Torvald has trademarked the name Linux and has moved forward to ask companies using the name to pay a trademark fee. Late last week, an Australian company started pursuing companies using the...

Windows Vista: A Trademark Infringement

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By naming the next version of Windows "Vista," Microsoft may have stepped on the toes of another software company just down the road in Redmond. That would be Vista, a business software and services company...

Microsoft Applies for Shadowrun Trademark

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On November 12, Microsoft Corp. filed a trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the Shadowrun mark. Although this doesn't confirm a game is in development, it is a positive sign for...

Microsoft's Ownership of Trademark in Doubt

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First "Windows," now "Excel." New York City-based software company Savvysoft says MicrosoftRelevant Products/Services from Microsoft has demanded that it drop the name Excel from its TurboExcel product, which makes Microsoft's Excel portable to other systems...

Apple settles Rendezvous trademark dispute

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The networking software from Apple known as Rendezvous is now OpenTalk. This name changes comes after Apple has reached an agreement with Tibco Software. Last year Tibco Software accused Apple of infringing on...

MandrakeSoft ordered to drop trademark

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A judgement against the Linux distributor could force the company to stop using its trademark and surrender its domain names, pending an appeal. (Uh-oh... -Ed) A French court has decided against Linux...

Lindows can use its trademark (for now)

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The US District Court in Seattle has ruled in favour of Lindows.com on key legal issues in the company's dispute with Microsoft. Lindows.com will be able to keep its trademark until the final decision in...

Tibco sues Apple over trademark

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Tibco Software on Thursday filed a trademark infringement suit against Apple Computer. Tibco alleges that Apple's Rendezvous networking software, used in Apple products such as the iTunes music service, infringes on Tibco's...

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