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Re: Apple's Claim to 'Pod' Rights Questionable
Posted by: Erika Morphy 2006-09-27 19:12:11
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Apple Computer has become increasingly territorial over use of the word "pod" and its association with other companies' products or services. It has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to obtain trademark rights for "pod" independent of its use in connection with "iPod," the firm's popular portable music device. As it waits for a ruling, Apple has been peppering the corporate landscape in both the United States and United Kingdom with cease-and-desist letters directed toward companies it believes to be unfairly using the word.

Apple doesn't mind that companies use the term Podcast...
Posted by: Dopi 2006-09-27 20:00:19 In reply to: Erika Morphy
How about reading this C&D letter instead of relying on headlines from other news sources?
The letter clearly states that Apple doesn't mind that companies use the word Podcast. In that particular case ("Podcast Ready") they are only looking after one of their product, called "myPodder" which has a part that is phonetically similar to iPod.
Apple may be a little too rough about "myPodder", but they're not stupid enough to forbid the use of the term Podcast...
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