Apple’s new cloud based service, iCloud (Read More Below), which was previewed and released to developers in beta at WWDC 2011 has managed to get the Cupertinos sued. iCloud Communications, an Arizona based company, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that the company has copied its iCloud branding and trademark.

Basically, iCloud Communications claims that Apple’s hardcore marketing and use of the iCloud brand is affecting the company negatively, since Apple’s marketing is obviously going to generate more ROI, the iCloud brand will then only be publicly affiliated more with Apple, and not iCloud Communications which has been active since 2005.

iCloud Communications is a VoIP equipment provider, but in court documents, it also claims to be a cloud computing company which offers services similar to what Apple is offering under iCloud. Released in beta as of now, iCloud will be shipped alongside iOS 5 for general public later this year in fall.

iCloud Communications demands in the lawsuit that all of Apple’s iCloud promotional material be destroyed and that they are stopped from using the iCloud brand. They have also asked for monetary compensation and the invoking of the iCloud trademark that Apple purchased.

It is yet to be seen as to what Apple has to say in return to this lawsuit, however, an out of court settlement is likely to happen in this case. We’ll update you on more details, once they come in.

Apple Reveals iCloud At WWDC 2011:
Apple has finally revealed iCloud at WWDC 2011. Steve Jobs defines this service as: “iCloud stores your content in the cloud and wirelessly pushes it to all your device. It automatically uploads it, stores it, and pushes it to all your devices.” Managing content between our devices is never going to be the same again, thanks to iCloud.

iCloud will automatically store daily content such as your books, photos, videos, app data, music bought from iTunes and device settings via Wi-Fi. The Documents in the Cloud app will store projects that you make in the iWork suite and will sync it seamlessly across all your iOS devices.

PhotoStream is going to be a new gallery in the Photos app of your iOS device and will sync all the pictures that you take with Mac computers, other iOS devices, Apple TV and even Windows PCs. As soon as you take a picture on your iPhone, it will automatically be synced to other iOS devices, Mac computers and even Windows PCs as well as being stored in the cloud for 30 days.

iCloud will not be serving any ads to its users. iCloud is going to be offered free for all users and will be implemented in all devices running iOS 5. Users will get free storage of 5GB for contacts, mail and calendar. PhotoStream doesn’t count.



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