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  • Apple Forces Their Hand on iPhone Trademark. We are changing domains.
    Today we received a letter from the friendly legal team of Townsend and Townsend and Crew; Apple Inc.'s legal representatives.

    I'll just give you the summary:
    • Apple owns, through its Ocean Telecom affiliate numerous U.S. and international filings for the iPhone trademark U.S. Ser. No. 77/007,808.
    • Since the services we offer here on MMi are directly related to Apple's iPhone, Apple Inc. believes that ModMyI will inevitably confuse consumers into believing we are associated with Apple Inc., therefore infringing on Apple's Trademark rights.
    • Apple is concerned that ModMyI also dilutes and tarnishes the distinctive quality of Apple's famous iPhone mark.
    • We are not allowed to use the Apple registered Apple Design Logo No. 2,715,578 that is displayed on our links to several "iPhone Topsites," which are unauthorized third party websites.
    • Apple assumes that it is not our intent to create customer confusion. they are correct we are not trying to confuse people
    • Apple asks that we abandon the use of all domain names that have iPhone in them on this website and to agree not to use ModMyI or any other mark, name, domain name, logo, tagline, slogan, or anything else that contains iPhone for goods and services related to or competitive with Apple's iPhone or dilutive to Apple's trademark rights.
    • Apple further requests that all use of its product photographs and the Apple Design Logo immediately and permanently cease.
    Because of this letter ModMyI.com will henceforth become ModMyI.com. Also the iPhone Topsites links on the left of the site will be remove since they contain the Apple Design Logo (although that is not controlled by us).

    We will remain open and continue providing users with the same free services that we currently offer.

    The current addresses to different pages on this site will remain the same except the ph will become a f. For example http://modmyi.com/forums/ will become http://modmyi.com/forums/ and so forth.

    During our move users may experience short site outages but don't worry, we are not going anywhere and hope you will continue your support of this site under it's new name, ModMyI.

    Thank you for your time and support,
    Cody Overcash, Kyle Matthews, and the rest of the ModMyI team.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Forces Their Hand on iPhone Trademark. We are changing domains. started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 228 Comments
    1. Alpha Zero's Avatar
      Alpha Zero -
      That sucks. We know what they are trying to do has no legal grounds and if you guys were to fight it, you would win. Problem is the money spent on lawyers and what not on MMi's part would not be worth it.
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Quote Originally Posted by WindsorFox View Post
      "CEO Blow Jobs of Lemon Computer Inc. said to day that the iCrap would no longer have a rechargeable battery and that when the original battery dies beyond the thirty day warranty period, the iCrap would no longer be serviceable and must be replaced. He will however, allow a $25 rebate on the $800 price tag if you send in your dead iCrap when you purchase a new one...."
      Question:
      When the iCrap battery dies does it become an oCrap?
    1. nathankimballsmith's Avatar
      nathankimballsmith -
      I'm glad you guys are hanging in there! Keeping this site running... its exposure is so big already nothing will stop your traffic as long as quality products continue to be updated and produced!

      P.S. I had a great time breaking my first iphone last night! Thanks to the current technique on www.hackthei"f"one.com ("f" = ph)... not cool ... The WinSCP in step Two would not connect... so I got creative; My bad. Got a new phone with no problem though!

      Here's the secret and a quick way to make your ifone unidentified/unsyncable by any computer. This will cause lost communication to the device via usb connection:

      Delete all the visible "Hack" applications from your springboard... so it looks normal/stock. (DO THIS FIRST)

      Now use "ibrikr" or other upload program to upload the file called " lockdownd" to the propper directery from the "lockdownd patched 1.1.1" directory provided in the rar file from www.hackthei"f"one.com. ("f" = ph) (as provided in the October 30th, 2007 technique for unlocking in step 1)

      Make an appointment at your nearest apple store. (You must be using an AT&T Sim for service)

      Tell them that it won't sync... They will try and it won't work for them either. They can't tell that you hacked it! ha ha ha. There is a fair chance your Youtube and e-mail will also stop working.

      Finally, Just play the stupid card... say "It won't sync" and Bam... a new phone in just moments!

      Good luck with your broken ifones and your new ones too!
    1. cruid's Avatar
      cruid -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Zero View Post
      That sucks. We know what they are trying to do has no legal grounds and if you guys were to fight it, you would win. Problem is the money spent on lawyers and what not on MMi's part would not be worth it.
      I'm pretty sure that cash and pf said they consulted multiple lawyers. I know nothing in this situation about legal **** and that's why I don't make $160-200+ an hour but seriously people who the hell would want to spend money when all you do is get a new domain name. It makes sense that people think that they have the "balls" to fight a huge corporation but lets see what you think about it when you no longer have a house to live in or a car because you think that you can still win?? It's not about win or lose here at least to me. Things like this can take up a lot of court time which is cash money.

      I'm just glad I found this website to begin with.
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Zero View Post
      That sucks. We know what they are trying to do has no legal grounds and if you guys were to fight it, you would win. Problem is the money spent on lawyers and what not on MMi's part would not be worth it.
      would be a coin toss, problem is it would bankrupt both of us, and our families, for a couple generations
    1. dennder's Avatar
      dennder -
      Quote Originally Posted by maXimus View Post
      Then I think I'm going to register a domain with 'iPhone' in it, and paste a huge mock-up of an iphone in the center of the page, and put links to all the popular modding sites and forums. At the bottom, I'll post my name, address and phone number.
      Maximus! Maximus! Maximus! Maximus! *crowd shouts*

      cash7c3, poetic_folly:
      Havent you forget smth?
      Bottom of the page:
      Copyright 2007, ModMyI.com Forum skin by poetic_folly
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by dennder View Post
      Maximus! Maximus! Maximus! Maximus! *crowd shouts*

      cash7c3, poetic_folly:
      Havent you forget smth?
      Bottom of the page:
      yep
    1. maXimus's Avatar
      maXimus -
      Quote Originally Posted by dennder View Post
      Maximus! Maximus! Maximus! Maximus! *crowd shouts*
      That takes me back to my Gladiator days!!!!!!

      Edit:
      And with that said....POST #100!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I don't care what Apple does or Microsoft does they will never ever ever be able to stop people from hacking, changing or cracking their products... there are more people in this world that have more brains than they ever will......
    1. *BS*'s Avatar
      *BS* -
      Will I be getting sued by APPLE if I say the word "Iphone"? **** I'll check with my lawyer. BRB!!
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      This is only minor; Apple's next business move will cripple us all, most likely, maybe something worse than 1.1.1.... Live in fear iPhone modders, we may not see spring if things get any worse...
    1. liquid's Avatar
      liquid -
      Hey guys try these domain names lol

      Notmodyfymyiphone.com
      aif_own.com
      ah_e_phown.com
      hey_tea_N_tea.com
      ...........

      I am still whaiting for a clean and step by step complete guide to upgrade/unlock my anysim 102 1.0.2 firmware unlocked phone for windows platform.
      Take you time but please help the poor windows users
    1. taylorireton's Avatar
      taylorireton -
      well im not buying stuff from them anymore..now on downloading, since there going to be like that, they lost my business.
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      This is stupid. They can't take away from our thunder though. This site is already known to be one of the greatest iPhone modding authorities out there. A domain change will not change the total users, hackers, and plain aficionados out there. I think that apple wants to just dissimilate this site from anything to do with their product, which, is sad because this site is probably the sole reason that many consumers actually purchase the iPhone! I'm an example of that! The more I read on this site, the more that I want the mobile! Though I don't need to unlock it, I just had thought that it was a waste. But not now. Long live this site, it's modders and everything that goes into it!
    1. iPhone8G's Avatar
      iPhone8G -
      Bravo to you SmartAlx!!! You hit it right on all counts!,
      Kudo to you!!! Good Job!
    1. zoidberg md's Avatar
      zoidberg md -
      I just wanted to post in this thread.
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg md View Post
      I just wanted to post in this thread.
      lol
    1. DarwinThorne's Avatar
      DarwinThorne -
      Are these guys going to take legal action next???? lmoa

      http://www.ifoneinc.com/
    1. iPhone8G's Avatar
      iPhone8G -
      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      research the word "pod" in domain names along with apple, circa october 2001 0r 2002, i forget which year.

      my lawyers tell me otherwise.
      Get a better lawyer! a real lawyer who has the gut to stand and fight!

      Quote Originally Posted by SmartAlx View Post
      I think you're targeting the wrong crowd. It's not the fanboys that are complaining. It's the fanboys that say things like "it's only a name change."People are negative because the iPhone is the center of Apple's change of philosophy. Apple isn't the company that it sued... whoops... used to be.Not true. This has zero to do with intellectual property. It's about their stance against modifications to iPhones. If it was truly about intellectual property, then they would have been going after every website that has apple, mac, ipod, iphone in their name. There are probably thousands of websites by now that Apple would have to target, and they aren't going to do that. They are only going to target websites that encourage behavior that is against Apple's new fascist philosophy.Again, it's not fanboys that "send letters with F bombs" to apple. Fanboyism is essentially people that protect and defend Apple to the death at all costs. If you want to look at a "fanboy reply", read yours.
      Bravo to you SmartAlx!!! You hit it right on all counts!,
      Kudo to you!!! Good Job!
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhone8G View Post
      Get a better lawyer! a real lawyer who has the gut to stand and fight!


      Bravo to you SmartAlx!!! You hit it right on all counts!,
      Kudo to you!!! Good Job!
      sure, I'll just send you the bill.