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Arizona's iCloud Communications drops Apple suit, changes name

September 7, 2011 |  7:24 pm

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Arizona's iCloud Communications has pulled out of a legal fight with Apple Inc. over the name iCloud.

The Phoenix-based company, which offers Internet phone services and cloud services, has withdrawn a lawsuit filed in June against the Cupertino tech giant in which iCloud alleged that Apple using the name iCloud for its remote server file storage services was infringing on a trademark, according to a report from the Phoenix New Times.

Not only has iCloud bailed on its legal action against Apple, but it's also changed its name to either Clear Digital Communications, according to a Facebook page for the company, or PhoenixSoft (or maybe both?), the New Times report said.

"On September 1, the company filed a motion for voluntary dismissal with prejudice, meaning the claim can't be refiled once approved by the judge," the New Times said. "It's not even seeking reimbursement for legal fees. Sometime in the past few weeks, the company appears to have quietly changed its name."

An employee who answered the phone at the company confirmed that PhoenixSoft is the firm's new name, but declined to comment further. 

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

twitter.com/nateog

Photo: A screen shot of iCloud's landing page on Apple.com. Credit: Apple Inc.

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