According to Bloomberg.com, Intellectual property manager ISYS Technologies sued Google for trademark infringement claiming that the Chrome operating system violates the trademarks for ISYS’s “Chromium” Computer.
Google’s new ChromeBook operates on the Google Chrome Operating Ststem.
I guess as a web browser ISYS had no problem with Google’s Chrome, but now that there is going to be a computer with the name Chrome Incorporated in it, ISYS filed suit.
“ISYS said today in a statement that it seeks to stop Google and its marketing partners Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), Best Buy Co., Samsung Electronics Co. and Acer Inc. from selling Chrome products “on or about June 15.”
“ISYS said it holds patents for the Xi3 modular computer and filed a trademark registration for ChromiumPC with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last June. ISYS says that Google has opposed the granting of the trademark.”
PcMag.com, is reporting that Apple has been sued over its iCloud name by iCloud Communications for trademark infringement.
iCloud Communications contends that Apple has copied its name even offering the same services:
“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 complaint, first obtained by The Next Web, alleges. “Due to the worldwide media coverage given to and generated by Apple’s announcement of its “iCloud” services and the ensuing saturation advertising campaign pursued by Apple,the media and the general public have quickly come to associate the mark “iCloud” with Apple, rather than iCloud Communications.”
iCloud Communications has asked the Arizona district court for all of Apple’s profits from iCloud thus far, and for Apple to immediately cease using the iCloud name. Apple has 30 days from the June 10 filing to respond.