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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. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      you see i told you guys that apple was looking at these forums!

      but it sucks dudes..but we will go on !!
    1. SpectralVeil's Avatar
      SpectralVeil -
      not to mention that I'm still pissed at apple for cockslapping me by switching to USB2 which they didn't support for a long time... plus it sucks compared to FireWire for speed
    1. cyber_bilal's Avatar
      cyber_bilal -
      This forum should go on....we will see you modmyiFone
    1. dchurch21's Avatar
      dchurch21 -
      soo
      iphonejeff
      do they want you to change your user name too. lol
      jk

      also

      who out of the tens of thousands of registered users thought this site was in any way affiliated with apple corp?
      start a poll or something lol prove them that they don't know the meaning of the word "inevitable"
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Good times. Yah, obviously no one thinks we're affiliated with Apple. Its legal stuff. And no, we can't tell them its coincidence that iPhone is in our name - they're lawyers, not idiots.

      Some sort of joke in there...
    1. dchurch21's Avatar
      dchurch21 -
      They are just mad they cant mooch some money off of these great 3rd party apps.
      gahh i just wish there were more sources anyone know of any others?
    1. Reako's Avatar
      Reako -
      I tried my best to laugh but it just wasn't that entertaining pf. You should make subtle puns a LITTLE more brighter. Haha

      Reako
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Not meant to be funny. But thanks for the blow to the confidence.
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      Quote Originally Posted by dchurch21 View Post
      soo
      iphonejeff
      do they want you to change your user name too. lol
      jk

      also

      who out of the tens of thousands of registered users thought this site was in any way affiliated with apple corp?
      start a poll or something lol prove them that they don't know the meaning of the word "inevitable"
      ha ha you know what i didnt think about that untill u just brought it up..ima go check my mail box!..lmao!!
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      I don't understand why companies would do something like this.
      Oh well.
      As cash and pf said, we're not going anywhere.
      =D
    1. atlking's Avatar
      atlking -
      remove product photos.....that's crazy.
    1. Reako's Avatar
      Reako -
      Sorry pf. Now I have to be sympathetic via internet. Here goes my emoticons...

      Reako
    1. dchurch21's Avatar
      dchurch21 -
      haha seriously apple execs are ignorant.

      poetic_folly. your signature, is that a cheat code for contra?
    1. Stealth1029's Avatar
      Stealth1029 -
      Quote Originally Posted by geoffl1 View Post
      wow... apple is ridiculous!

      mail them a letter back that says, "F*** off!"
      No, they made people change that too, it would have to tell them to "Ph*** off!". Use your head.
    1. Reako's Avatar
      Reako -
      iphonejeff,

      I honestly think it is impossible to miss a post by you with that demanding font. Every time I see it I just chuckle and say to myself, iphonejeff is in this thread. Not very funny I know, but I just thought I would share. Haha.

      Reako

      BTW, to keep back on topic, this is still another choke hold large corporates can dish onto the smaller beings.
    1. Slayer's Avatar
      Slayer -
      How About ModMyEyePhone.com
    1. xIsak07's Avatar
      xIsak07 -
      Apple . . . you are becoming this sad, power-hungry little company. It's a shame really :/

      You screwed over early iPhone buyers (I don't care if some of you were happy with getting $100 store credit . . . they still made you spend it at their store)

      Now you are enforcing all these crap trademarks . . . sorry but you guys were too slow in bringing us "native" apps, we just had to take things into our own hands

      Don't get me wrong, the iPhone (I'm not sure I can even say that anymore) is a great product . . . it's just you've become a bit sh*tty

      shame, shame, shame . . .
    1. vegas's Avatar
      vegas -
      Modmiphone Modmyeyephone
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      ModMIphone is interesting.
      How about ModMyJesusPhone?
      I don't think God has taken out a trademark yet ;D
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by vegas View Post
      Modmiphone Modmyeyephone
      own the eyephone one, choosing the ifone one

      Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
      ModMIphone is interesting.
      How about ModMyJesusPhone?
      I don't think God has taken out a trademark yet ;D
      lolz