Apple sued over Tiger name

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Via Slashdot comes the news from AppleInsider that Apple is being sued by crappy mail order company, TigerDirect for infringing its trademarks because of the naming of Apple’s new OS, which is to go on sale tomorrow. The report gloomily conjectures that “if the court grants Tiger Direct’s request for an injunction, Apple’s rollout of Tiger could be stopped.

One cannot help but be cynical about the timing of this lawsuit, seemingly done now to try and extort a sizeable payout from Apple so that launch day can go ahead as advertised. An update to the article notes that the slow pace of the legal system will frustrate any such efforts, as a hearing is not due until 3rd May, next Tuesday.

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