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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. alfaphlex's Avatar
      alfaphlex -
      Don't forget to replace the 'shop the modmyi store" button at the bottom of each page.

      Oh, something else I noticed. All the menu links at the top work correctly in the forum sections, but in the main page, some still point to the old domain and end up as broken links.
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by alfaphlex View Post
      Don't forget to replace the 'shop the modmyi store" button at the bottom of each page.

      Oh, something else I noticed. All the menu links at the top work correctly in the forum sections, but in the main page, some still point to the old domain and end up as broken links.
      it will takes us a few days to get everything
    1. lifesmymachine's Avatar
      lifesmymachine -
      You know what, it actually looks pretty cool with an f instead of ph
    1. ikkviper's Avatar
      ikkviper -
      cash7c3 buddy....better not forget to change your sig... just trying to help man.
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by ikkviper View Post
      cash7c3 buddy....better not forget to change your sig... just trying to help man.
      lol
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      Just ridiculous how they can come up with bs, obscure reasons for legal action and sleep at night. Let's just wait for 1.1.2 to be released so that we can kick 'em in the nuts again with hacks etc... Its our say of saying "SCREW YOU!" to our good, user friendly monopoly-wannabes. I feel bad in a way for owning this phone; all of the hacking I've had to do on it reminds me all the time about how stupid apple have been. I'm glad that 250 000 of their phones got unlocked. Can't wait for the next figure to be released.
    1. dalton voss's Avatar
      dalton voss -
      Wow, total bullsh*t.

      Apple, man, you used to be cool.
    1. vinodis's Avatar
      vinodis -
      Never mind. The new name rhymes well!
    1. dan.vdub's Avatar
      dan.vdub -
      Just my .02,

      but does this mean that the State of Washington is going to get sued for selling Washington Apples since Apple is what is being sold?

      Maybe I should sue someone at Apple for having the name Dan. Its been in my family for years. So its mine.

      One last note, Since you are an owner of an iphone, does that mean when someone asks you what kind of phone you have, are you not allowed to say iphone? of course you are, because its free advertisement.

      Ok, this is my last note.... now you have to make sure that all internet sites that have iphone in them, are being treated the same, due to federal law that prohibits a company attacking one person for one thing, and not doing the same to others. They by law, have to attack all the other sites containing iphone in the url. if not, you are not obligated to change yours.

      ok, so that was like .10
    1. rydan's Avatar
      rydan -
      Did I miss something? I thought iPhone was owned by Cisco. That is referenced at the bottom of the webpage.

      If it isn't I'd just claim to be based in Canada.
    1. mebsy's Avatar
      mebsy -
      what a bunch of twats.Them and microsoft are idiots.Do apple not know you guys enhance the iphone.they sell more because of you.God almighty what is this world coming too.They need to learn from Nokia.
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by rydan View Post
      Did I miss something? I thought iPhone was owned by Cisco. That is referenced at the bottom of the webpage.

      If it isn't I'd just claim to be based in Canada.
      http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/02/21iphone.html
    1. HexusOdy's Avatar
      HexusOdy -
      I'm glad Apple decided to waste all that time and money to force you to make those changes. I personally thought ModMyIphone was Apples website and Poetic Folly was Steve Jobs, they really cleared that up for me.

      Now I realise the error of my ways I will remove all mods and apps on my iPhone immediately and I will flog myself 100 times while chanting "Forgive me Steve"....
    1. Katya's Avatar
      Katya -
      Well, really stupid ! dictatorial

      Anyway, I prefer Modmyifone , haha ...

      And on october 13th, I'll buy a Zune 2 instead of an ipod ,no more Apple product , too much is too much
    1. configer's Avatar
      configer -
      Why don't we start referring to moded devices as "ifone". So actually we are playing with a device much better than apple originally provides (suggests).
    1. ///Maybach's Avatar
      ///Maybach -
      here, problem solved, i blurred the iPhone© picture. now nobody will get in trouble


    1. hosies's Avatar
      hosies -
      no one was expecting this.. well i can understand trying to shut down the website, or kill anybody who is trying to unlock the iFone and offers the knowledge for free... but this!!! totally unexpected... it changes nothing.. anyway up urs Apple.

      one of the earlier posts mention that Apple WERE the cool guys.. i do agree!!

      lets wait and see how apple will beg people to buy their products when they will meet the same destiny as microsoft.. Nyahahaha
    1. Trent J.'s Avatar
      Trent J. -
      Put a bad word filter on iPhone,
      And make the filter word iFone =]]]
    1. wisecat74's Avatar
      wisecat74 -
      iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone, iPhone.

      There you go Apple, suit me.
    1. Eurisko's Avatar
      Eurisko -
      I'm so confused, I thought this site was run by Apple. I'm glad those lawyers set me straight.