Phoenix, AZ — iCloud Communications is suing Apple for trademark infringement over the use of their name, in association with the company’s new online storage service, also called “iCloud.”

The voice over IP provider based out of Phoenix says Apple has a history of using the trademark rights of others, alleging that the company “copies its name and causes confusion over competing products,” CNET reported.

Although an Apple representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment by CNET, in late May, Apple filed for the trademark rights to iCloud’s name and reportedly spent $4.5 million to
obtain the domain.

iCloud’s lawsuit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Arizona, seeks an injunction against Apple’s use of the iCloud trademark, and unspecified damages.

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