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    Oh lawlz

    Apple sued over use of 'Tiger', injunction sought

    Thursday, April 28, 2005 @ 4:05pm

    Apple has been sued by Tiger Direct, Inc. for allegedly infringing its trademark with the Mac OS X 'Tiger', according to Bloomberg. Tiger Direct sells computers and related products on the Internet; it says the Apple's software package, marketing, and use of Tiger in the company's forthcoming operating system, threatens to dilute its trademarked 'Tiger' name. It also accused Apple of deceptive and unfair trade practices in the federal lawsuit filed in a Miami court. "Apple Computer has created and launched a nationwide media blitz led by Steven Jobs, overwhelming the computer world with a sea of Tiger references," according to the lawsuit. Bloomberg says that court injunction, if granted, could halt the rollout of new Mac OS X Tiger operating system, which will be officially released tomorrow.

    According to the lawsuit, Tiger Direct has used its family of 'Tiger' trademarks to sell computers (and computer-related products) since 1987 and the company has trademarked the names Tiger, TigerDirect and TigerSoftware--which it uses in about 25 million catalogs it sends out each year. The direct retailer said Apple's use of 'Tiger' is "causing confusion, mistake and deception among the general purchasing public."

    The company says that Apple's use of Tiger has changed internet search results, directly impacting its ability to market product to its customers. The company alleges that Apple's use of the name has adversely affected its ranking among the internet's largest search engines, Google and Yahoo, bumping the company from its usual spot in the first three results.

    Tiger Direct has asked the federal court to block Apple from using the name and is also seeking damages and legal fees, according to the report.
    Sauce

    Though it's been widely known that Tiger would be the next OS for the past year, Tiger Direct didn't file the lawsuit until just this afternoon, one day before the domestic release of Tiger. With that in mind, this lawsuit seems like nothing more than a feeble attempt to capitalize off our justice system, not all too unlike that Wendy's incident the other week. Pathetic, really.

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    A Tech related subject, but not a specific technical question or problem...

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    That's bullsh*t. Like they own the word "Tiger"? Its just a scam.
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    i don't know if i should laugh or cry, really owning a word, someone should die for that
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    hmm...........whats the word i'm looking for? Asinine. There we are.

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    So are they going to sue actual tigers now for using the name tiger... prehaps a newpaper says that a tiger escaped from the zoo.. the gonna sue them 2? I think it's a bunch of bull if they was going to sue then they should've when the product was firsst mentioned.
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