Apple is to scrap using the term Rendezvous following a legal dispute, reports claim.

Tibco Software and Apple are said to have settled a dispute over the use of the word in a mutual out-of-court settlement.

Both companies use the term Rendezvous. Tibco has been using it since 1994 to describe its software that allows applications to share data over networks. Similarly, Apple's Rendezvous enables the creation of an instant network of computers and devices, such as printers.

According to AppleInsider, Tibco representatives confirmed that the two companies had come to an out-of-court agreement. Sources close to the negotiations claim that, as part of the deal, Apple has agreed to phase out its use of the Rendezvous name.

OpenTalk may be the term Apple uses to replace Rendezvous, with the company filing for a trademark on that term with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

The filing includes a description of OpenTalk as being similar to Rendezvous: "Computer software for the automatic configuration of computer networks, computer programs, computer peripherals and other electronic devices."