Apple even threaten small company in my home town !

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  1. bigianp
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    Seems like Apple will stop at no costs. Seems like the new Hitler of electronics

    http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2011/10/27/tees-firm-re-brands-after-legal-row-with-apple-84229-29667206/
     
  2. Fluto

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    there seeming more like dicks to me (excuse the fowl language)
     
  3. Qtis

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    Did someone actually not see this coming? Even though they didn't have copying/whatever in mind, the similarity is quite too obvious. Inb4 rage about Apple being a bitch against others, but that is just a fact.


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  4. yusuo

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    If I were in charge of apple I would of paid for a certain % of the business, there would be no need to rebrand and they could of developed an app for the phones for business professionals, the independent company would of got a large cash injection and it would fundamentally help the economy.

    They could of bought shares for a pin drop of apples great fortune and as I said it would of helped apple brand the iPhone as a business phone contending with blackberrys line.

    But apple of course Apple had to play the bully, along with Steve Jobs quote about destroying android apples giving itself quite a bad reputation. But that wont change their market share at all.

    Lesson is bullys always win as long as they have money behind them
     
  5. Hells Malice

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    I was expecting something worse.

    I completely see why Apple did what they did. ibod is retardedly similar to ipod. It's also a really stupid name. Aside from the huge costs attached, Apple did 'em a favor getting them to change the name.

    Still a little wrong to push around a small business that likely wont go anywhere over a similar name.
     
  6. alidsl

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    It's wrong to bully someone like that but, tbh, they shouldn't have called it ibod in the first place. That's just stupid
     
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    Another reason for me to dislike Apple.
     
  8. Nimbus

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    Probably being lazy.
    Same here.

    Money will not always win them everything, and when it eventually hits the fan and they realize this, Apple will be no more than defenseless prey.

    Oh and this proves that Apple apparently has a patent on the lowercase "I".
     
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    Apple acts like a little child.
    Someday this childish behavior will send them straight to the noose indeed.

    The same happened for Paris Hilton iirc.
    She wanted to patent the words "That's Hot"
    You can't get a patent on some words, that's ridiculous and plain retarded .___.
     
  10. JoostinOnline

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    Nintendo did for "It's on like Donkey Kong"
     
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    Now that I really need to see to believe.
     
  12. ProtoKun7

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    Come on, seriously, crApple...? :glare:


    Fowl language is me calling you a chicken.
     
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    Would have been much more amusing if you used the word "cocks". :creep:

    Also, this is ridiculous. Apple does not own the letter "i", no matter how much they believe they do.
     
  15. KingVamp

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    I guess it going to get to the point that they can sue iCarly.
     
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  16. nando

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    i'm sorry, no sympathy here.
     
  17. DarkStriker

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    Hmm i should make a company called iRod :creep:
     
  18. JoostinOnline

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    Lol, they'd say it sounds too much like the owners.
     
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    No solid evidence in your "search engine" that states "Nintendo has patented the words: It's on like Donkey Kong"

    Surprises me that they didn't already have sued iCarly.
     
  20. _Chaz_

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    I don't get it.

    No one got on Apple's case for taking the name of a popular fruit. If someone came to my orchard looking for a computer, I'd beat them severely.


    I guess it's safe to say there won't be any Apple ads on this search engine.
     
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