Apple dragged to court

By : |August 29, 2003 0

BANGALORE: Tibco has filed a suit against Apple computer of the trademark infringement of Tibco’s Rendezvous technology. The suit, filed in the District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Apple has carried out acts infringing on Tibco’s trademarks, with the intention to trade on Tibco’s goodwill and harm Tibco’s business. Tibco seeks remedies for the competitive and economic harm caused by Apple’s acts.

Tibco is a leading developer of software that enables real-time business by creating interoperability between diverse computer systems.

In the lawsuit filed yesterday, Tibco alleges that Apple has engaged in trademark infringement and unfair conduct. In its complaint, Tibco states that it has been using its Rendezvous trademark since 1994 and its Tibco Rendezvous mark since 2000 in conjunction with its software, and that Tibco has expended considerable effort and money in the development and promotion of its software under its Rendezvous marks. Tibco alleges that when Apple began using the trademark Rendezvous in 2002 for software closely related to Tibco’s Rendezvous software, it was already aware of Tibco’s Rendezvous marks for related software.

Rendezvous is a networking software from Apple lets you create a network of computers and smart devices just by getting them connected to each other.

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