iSight trademarked?

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  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    So I am checking out the weather for Chicago as I wanted to attend the Taste of Chicago and I stumble across AccuWeather.

    The interesting thing here is they have this 360 degree camera system that they call iSight. Weird part is that they reference iSight with a Trademark (TM).

    See it at http://wwwa.accuweather.com/adcbin/public/travel_isight.asp

    Since I know nothing about Trademark law, how can apple use that term without AccuWeather making a big stink about it?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Maybe because they don't do the same thing. Maybe because Accuweather can't make any money with it.

    iSight is a free web service.

    iSight (Apple) is a $149 webcam.
     
  3. Jerry Spoon macrumors 6502a

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    Can you just stick a TM on anything? How does that relate to a copyright?
     
  4. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Copyright is intellectual media property.

    Patents are technological property.

    Trademark is a brand name only. If you have a computer company working under "Nabisco Computers," it's okay as long as they're not selling their own cookies too. I know of a Warner Bros. Garage locally, started by the brothers Warner.
     
  5. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    Or if you're a computer company and you call the company "Apple Computers" you should be fine with "Apple Records" ... unless you start dealing with music ... and, ah .... well ...
     
  6. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

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  7. tazo macrumors 68040

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    lol.

    I attempted to get a trademark on the name of my website, but that failed when I found out the previosu owner of the domain had it on. he still let me use the name, but I couildn't like sue anyone over its usage :(
     
  8. benixau macrumors 65816

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    apple computers vs apple records

    AR - its ok as long as it has no sound at all or the capability for sound.

    AC - SJ says fine.

    few years later apple releases its first sound: "sosumi" or said slowly sounds like - "so sue me".

    that is SJs humor for you.
     

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