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CNET News.com: Cobalt may sue Apple over Cube rights

Jul 29, 2000, 16:38 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Cobalt Networks, maker of a Linux server called the Qube, apparently is considering legal action against Apple Computer over Apple's new G4 Cube."

"Cobalt representatives wouldn't comment on whether the company was considering a suit. The possibility of legal action is a "reasonable conclusion," though, given the fact that the company isn't denying the possibility, chief operating officer Gary Martell said in an interview today."

"Given Cobalt's history, a suit likely would take issue with the name, rather than the shape, of the computers. Cube Computer filed a suit against Cobalt in December 1998, alleging that Cobalt's Qube infringed on the trademark of Cube Computer."

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