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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The rights over "POD" trademark!

Apple is in a legal battle over the right to use the word 'pod.'


A projector called 'Video Pod' being developed by Sector Labs, who create electronic devices for businesses will undergoing case's court for the battle with Apple brand over the use of "pod". Apple has said that the use of the word may cause confusion among customers.

The legal claim for 'pod' will be fought in a US court next month. Apple has filed an 873 page briefing paper to the court showing its claim to the word. Sector Labs is due to file out its papers in early October. Both documents will be sent to the US patents office which will then judge their claims.

Ana Christian, Sector Labs' lawyer has said, "What I'm hoping to do with this case is to really reach a lot broader an audience and make it so entrepreneurs and small businesses can use the English language as they see fit in branding their products."

The row began in 2009 when Sector Labs announced the name for its product. This is not the first time that this has happened; Apple has fought over the word 'pod' a few times!

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