Apple claims word 'Pod' is exclusive, files case

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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San Francisco, Sep 27: The innovative giant Apple Inc has filed a legal suit against tech start-up Sector Lab over the use of the word 'Pod'.

Earlier in Sep 2010, Sector Lab announced the name of its upcoming projector as the Video Pod. Following this Apple filed the suit claiming exclusive rights to the word 'Pod'. Apple claimed that the use of word 'Pod' in the name will confuse the consumers to think that the product is related to Apple's iPod range of media devices. Apple had submitted an 873-page legal document in a US court claiming the exclusivity of the word.

Sector Labs" lawyer Stewart Keller told that their company applied for the name in 2003, while Apple launched the iPod video in 2005.

Apple has previously taken legal action against small tech companies looking to use the word 'Pod' in their products, including MyPodder, TightPod, PodShow and Podium.

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