Apple sued over 'iCloud' name

Apple CEO Steve Jobs talks about iCloud at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

June 12, 2011 4:31:42 PM PDT
Just days after Apple made its big announcement about the iCloud, the company is being sued over the name.

Apple's iCloud uses centralized servers to let users share music, photos and other data between handheld devices and computers.

iCloud communications, a company based in Arizona, says the service is identical to what it has offered since 2005. In its lawsuit filed Thursday, iCloud Communications claims that worldwide media coverage of Apple's new service has led the public to associate iCloud with Apple.

The suit seeks an unspecified amount of compensation. Apple representatives have not responded to requests for comment.