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Fujitsu to sue Apple over 'iPad' name rights?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jan 2010 17:34 User comments (20)

Fujitsu to sue Apple over 'iPad' name rights? According to the NYTimes, Fujitsu will be suing Apple over the rights to the name iPad.
In 2002, Fujitsu released a real-time, portable inventory-management device called the "iPAD," which was last updated in 2006.

The iPAD runs with a "PXA 270 processor with Microsoft Windows CE .NET 5.0, together with a 802.11 b/g radio and Bluetooth v1.2." Companies such as Current Directions still advertise the sale of the product.

PCMag says there is one problem: "The Fujitsu iPAD trademark stalled because of an earlier filing by another company, Mag-Tech. Fujitsu let its application lapse, but revived its application. Apple has asked for more time to fight the application."

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20 user comments

128.1.2010 21:14

Just putting an "i" in front of a word, e.g. iword shouldn't be a allowed a copyright, as was the case of anyhow, which was used in common everyday conversation, until a cigarette company had it copyrighted but people still used it, so a whole sentence had to be copyrighted. You may be the first to see my iword.

228.1.2010 21:40

All of this Copyright nonsense is just another way for these greedy companies to make an extra buck. They're basically Patent Trolls.

328.1.2010 21:43

i hope fujitsu wins. apple sucks

428.1.2010 22:55

Apple should just name it iSuck, no worries, no one will contest that one...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Jan 2010 @ 22:56

528.1.2010 23:18

I bet they will have the same problem when they release the iRobot.

628.1.2010 23:19

Nonsense over names. Fujitsu should just stick to making Air Conditioners :)

728.1.2010 23:21

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Apple should just name it iSuck, no worries, no one will contest that one...
At least they got the best mp3 player but that's about it.

828.1.2010 23:30

Quote:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Apple should just name it iSuck, no worries, no one will contest that one...
At least they got the best mp3 player but that's about it.
And which is that best mp3 player? Define best when it comes to mp3 playback...

929.1.2010 2:03
chris4160
Inactive

I had an idea to put newspapers on portable screens years ago, I should have patented it.

1029.1.2010 10:18

O_O Another company suing another for copyright seriously this is like the fifth this month and its not even February yet between keeping Acta a secret Corporations love to be sue happy.

1129.1.2010 15:20

Government should charge them 1000X court fees to sort out these frivolous crap....

1230.1.2010 4:22

Quote:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Apple should just name it iSuck, no worries, no one will contest that one...
At least they got the best mp3 player but that's about it.

Highly debatable. I fear that you've opened a can of worms, my friend...

1330.1.2010 6:06

Originally posted by mitcho89:
i hope fujitsu wins. apple sucks
Same.

Apple pulls this kind of crap all the time. I hope they get a taste of their own spunk.

1430.1.2010 6:23

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Apple should just name it iSuck, no worries, no one will contest that one...
At least they got the best mp3 player but that's about it.

Highly debatable. I fear that you've opened a can of worms, my friend...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-_fL1lPRt8

..."like" sound qaulity?

1530.1.2010 8:02
scum101
Inactive

what a pointless bunch these companies are.. Fujitsu never even registered the name because somebody else had it before tham.. hahahahaha

This is like me sueing a writer who has the same name as me for using my name on their books (which I could do as I have exactly the same name as a famous author, and I'm 3 years older) .. but I would expect it go get laughed right out of court..

It's time the courts started taking a very firm line with these big business time wasting lawyers.. like how about a $100 million fine for being pointless bastards and wasting everybodys time and trouble.


1630.1.2010 14:03

HEY FOOL, DONT STEAL MY NAME OR iSUE !!

1730.1.2010 16:39

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Apple should just name it iSuck, no worries, no one will contest that one...
At least they got the best mp3 player but that's about it.

Highly debatable. I fear that you've opened a can of worms, my friend...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-_fL1lPRt8

..."like" sound qaulity?

I rather enjoyed that.

1830.1.2010 18:13

Originally posted by nintenut:
Quote:
Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Apple should just name it iSuck, no worries, no one will contest that one...
At least they got the best mp3 player but that's about it.

Highly debatable. I fear that you've opened a can of worms, my friend...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-_fL1lPRt8

..."like" sound qaulity?

I rather enjoyed that.
Foamy is awesome and his talents for that work rather well with the uber music store nazi. But then again he's more sane snob than nazi. LOL

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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193.2.2010 4:11
ReneeChui
Inactive

I do not care as long as Apple lower the price of its iPad. I may get one.

2022.9.2010 3:57
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