Apple settles Rendezvous trademark dispute

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 its trademark name (Rendezvous). A trademark name Tibco has been using since 1994.

Apple Computer, Inc. and Tibco Software have settled a trademark dispute through a mutual out of court settlement, AppleInsider has learned. Last year, Tibco of Palo Alto, Calif., alleged that Apple's Rendezvous networking software, used in Apple products such as the Mac OS and iTunes Music Store, infringed on its Rendezvous name. Tibco's Rendezvous software allows applications to share data across networks, but came to market prior to Apple's similar Rendezvous technology.

In a suit filed in the District Court for the Northern District of California, Tibco said that it has been using the Rendezvous trademark since 1994 and was seeking unspecified damages for competitive and economic harm caused by Apple. Earlier today, Tibco representatives confirmed that the two companies had come to an out of court agreement, but were not at liberty to discuss the terms of the pact. An official request for dismissal was reportedly filed by Tibco earlier this month.

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News source: AppleInsider

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