back to article Nexsan sues EMC in tussle over Unity name

EMC is being sued by Nexsan, which claims the storage goliath is trying to rip off its Unity trademark. EMC is also trying to force Nexsan to give up the Unity name, it's alleged. Nexsan, the renamed Imation, launched its Unity array on April 26 only to see EMC launch its own Unity, the updated VNX/VNXe product line, on May 2 …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Unity is a bad name to steal anyway.

    Type in "Unity" into your browser. How many pages did you have to go before you found either EMC's or Nexsan's array?

    If anyone has a claim against them using the name it's "Unity3d.com" the Unity game engine has been around for YEARS.

    On EMC's part... I'm not even sure why they felt the need to rename the VNX / VNXe line, we'd be perfectly happy with a VNX3. It goes great with the VMAX3 that EMC is finally digging back up and pushing after 3 years of it sitting on the back shelf.

    1. cortland

      Prior art indeed

      http://www.unitasfratrum.org/index.php/origin-growth-of-the-unitas-fratrum/

  2. Paul

    two companies claiming trademark over a commonly used word in the dictionary.

    the only winners are the lawyers.

  3. Disgruntled of TW
    Coat

    A company called "AND Gmbh"

    ... try Googling for them ... that's "and". Someone was asleep in marketing when that one hit the press.

    Advanced Network Design Gmbh - http://www.and-solution.com/en/

    I'm sure the penny began to drop when they tried to register "and.com". Great FTTP network planning software - crap name.

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