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Apple enters lawsuit for name infringement

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Recently, a lawsuit was filed by a voice-over-internet-protocol provider in Arizona, which shares the name with Apple's new cloud computing service, iCloud.

Phoenix-based iCloud Communications claimed in its suit that Apple's new service infringes upon its company name and will cause confusion for their competing products.

According to representatives at iCloud Communications, "Apple has a long and well-known history of knowingly and willfully treading on the trademark rights of others."

The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona and seeks an injunction against the new cloud computing service's name, in addition to an unspecified amount of money to compensate iCloud Communications for its troubles.

While no Apple representatives have commented on the deal, the company did file for the trademark rights in May with the Trade Marks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union. The company reportedly paid $4.5 million for the iCloud.com domain as well.

This case highlights the need for companies to have business insurance in case any unforeseen lawsuits arise. Even unintentional name disputes can create legal issues that could have significant consequences for a small business. 

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