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  • Apple Gives Up Pod Race


    Patently Apple is reporting the Canadian Intellectual Property Office published Apple's official notice of abandonment of the "POD" trademark.

    This comes after seven long years of litigation attempting to secure "POD" as an Apple trademark. In the wake of the iPod's popularity Apple fought to keep third party manufacturers from cannibalizing the "POD" trademark. Also, it prevented competitors from branding their products with the Pod monicker. Hence, there are no "gamePods" or "mPods."

    Apple issued a number of cease and desist orders between 2004 and 2006 as well as negotiating with companies to change the name of their products. Some notables include the "Profit Pod" arcade gambling machine and the company Gear4 that was known as PodGear until 2006.

    While Apple hasn't been active in muscling companies who use the Pod name as of late, they continue to play the bully with the "App Store" namesake. Apple has filed suit against the Amazon Appstore.

    With "POD" now abandoned by Apple feel free to copyright your own creative Pod product. I already patented the PeePod. It is a revolutionary bedpan that sterilizes and purifies urine into bottled drinking water for hospitals to sell in their cafeterias.

    Sources: PC World, Patently Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Gives Up Pod Race started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      Omg I want to quote all of these, they are so funny!!!!!

      My idea? The uberPod: it does EVERYTHING, full list of functions- Dual boots Linux and Win8 (yes it Already has windows 8!), built in microwave oven (don't place uberPod within 2 feet of head), lightsaber (we are not liable for any chopped of limbs), has a 193 pin dock connector (not compatible with anything except for what we approve), automatic location tracking that you can't opt out of, a 12" screen CRT screen, can transform into a smart car, and last but not least YOU DO NOT OWN IT YOU ONLY BORROW IT (see that? I just pulled a Sony on you).
      All this for 81 easy payments of only $99!!!!!!!!! You can't pass up on this offer!!!!!!!!!







      (does not include 10000W portable generator needed to power the uberPod)

      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      Kind of a copy of my comm, but ok...
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Lol I love your sense of humor Phil.

      I'm curious as to what will happen next...
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I call dibs on "Neuropod"

      Also, GramPod: an mp3 player for old people.
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      I wanted a Pod Race picture from Star Wars..
    1. tdawg3000's Avatar
      tdawg3000 -
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson
      I already patented the PeePod. It is a revolutionary bedpan that sterilizes and purifies urine into bottled drinking water for hospitals to sell in their cafeterias.


      There's no need to serialize urine is streral. (learned all that jazz from dodgeball's one and only patches o hulahan)
    1. Bear_Grylls's Avatar
      Bear_Grylls -
      Quote Originally Posted by tdawg3000 View Post
      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Phillip Swanson
      I already patented the PeePod. It is a revolutionary bedpan that sterilizes and purifies urine into bottled drinking water for hospitals to sell in their cafeterias.


      There's no need to serialize urine is streral. (learned all that jazz from dodgeball's one and only patches o hulahan)
      That's what I've been trying to tell 'em!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Time to file some patents
    1. carbeto's Avatar
      carbeto -
      Yeah baby! Mecapod!
    1. Bear_Grylls's Avatar
      Bear_Grylls -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Time to file some patents
      Same here. I think I'm gonna patent the PeePod before Mr. Swanson ruins it with his unnecessary modifications!
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dayvidpriddy View Post
      I'm surprised they never went after Giant Food (their a huge grocer in the EAST) for their home delivery service called "PeaPod"...geez Apple all those billions and you want to bully people around? You don't own the universe you know...
      Oh but Steve Jobs thinks he does.
      He thinks everyone wants an iDevice the way he wants it and not the way they want it.
      IF I wanted a black background I would chose the black background coz I want to chose it not because I am forced to have it black.

      So they fight for so long to refuse anyone to use the word POD and now they drop it? They really are stupid arn't they.

      crApple really need to grow up and realise there are other people that can think for themselves and have their own opinions and want things their own ways not crApples way.

      As long as crApple release tight IOS devices there will always be a need to jailbreak it.
      Everyone that jailbreaks their device has their own brain. Anyone that doesn't jailbreak their device shares part of Steve Jobs brain.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Oh but Steve Jobs thinks he does.
      He thinks everyone wants an iDevice the way he wants it and not the way they want it.
      IF I wanted a black background I would chose the black background coz I want to chose it not because I am forced to have it black.

      So they fight for so long to refuse anyone to use the word POD and now they drop it? They really are stupid arn't they.

      crApple really need to grow up and realise there are other people that can think for themselves and have their own opinions and want things their own ways not crApples way.

      As long as crApple release tight IOS devices there will always be a need to jailbreak it.
      Everyone that jailbreaks their device has their own brain. Anyone that doesn't jailbreak their device shares part of Steve Jobs brain.
      If you don't like apple, ur welcome on Mac rumors

      Not ModMyi
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Time to file some patents
      And sell'em.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Kind of a copy of my comm, but ok...
      Sorry, I couldn't think of anything


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by coolguy742 View Post
      Sorry, I couldn't think of anything


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      It's fine, no big deal
    1. xxdaftxzombiexx's Avatar
      xxdaftxzombiexx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bear_Grylls View Post
      I don't understand.
      Why sterilize and purify it?


      sweet dreams are made of.... oh never mind
    1. Bear_Grylls's Avatar
      Bear_Grylls -
      Quote Originally Posted by xxdaftxzombiexx View Post


      sweet dreams are made of.... oh never mind
      You'll NEVER guess what I dreamed about last night...