A week after Apple was sued by iCloud Communications for the name of its upcoming cloud service, iCloud, NYC publisher John T. Colby is claiming that he has used the name long before Apple popularized the it. In fact, he has sued Apple over the name.
According to Bloomberg:
Colby bought in 2006 and 2007 the assets of various entities owned by New York publisher Byron Preiss, who had published more than 1,000 hardcover and paperback books under the “ibooks” name starting in September 1999, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan today.
Not surprisingly, no comment from Apple.