A US eCommerce website www.tigerdirect.com has sued Apple Computer Inc. over the use of ‘Tiger’ for the new OS-X release. TigerDirect says that Apple is infringing its trademark!!
Now that’s just ridiculous!! ‘Tiger’ is a name of a class of animals, anyone can use that name, you just can’t have a copyright on it!! Its just saying that you can’t use the word ‘Air’ in your product promotions etc. simply because Nike has a copyright on it!! Its saying that if Tiger Woods starts a computer business, he’ll get sued as well, why there’s a ‘Tiger’ in his name or in his company’s name!! 🙄 This is just freakingly ridiculous!!
I’d say, its all about extorting money & getting cheap publicity!! 👿