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  • #31
    Exactly!! This is not a suit about a design or other product issue like the Gibson or Fender suits. This is a lawsuit about a WORD!

    So does this mean only Apple can use the letter "i" in front of another word? When does the company own a WORD like POD or the letter "i". WTF!

    They use iPOD and iPAD and iPhone. If they trademarked that as its own thing then that is different.


    It always seemed like a ripoff from I, Robot to me. I'd like see Issac Asimov's estate sue apple just to see what would happen.

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    • #32
      I thought it was Gretsch that sewed Fender, because they had a broadcaster drumkit. Hence the no-caster.
      I heard Gibson sewed ESP because their Eclipse was too Les Paul-like, hence the altered Eclipse II.
      Stuff like this goes on all the time, also in other branches.


      sued?

      And the fender broadcaster was the name of a telecaster before it was the telecaster. They were releasing a new guitar body design and wanted it to appeal to the new technology of the age - television - so they named it the broadcaster as if it were made for television. They got sued, changed the name to a telecaster. And now we have the name we have today. So if you ever see an old ass tele with the word "broadcaster" on it, buy it and resell it for 50k.
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      • #33
        sued?

        And the fender broadcaster was the name of a telecaster before it was the telecaster. They were releasing a new guitar body design and wanted it to appeal to the new technology of the age - television - so they named it the broadcaster as if it were made for television. They got sued, changed the name to a telecaster. And now we have the name we have today. So if you ever see an old ass tele with the word "broadcaster" on it, buy it and resell it for 50k.


        Wasn't it called the Esquire before it was called the Broadcaster or was that a different guitar?

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        • #34
          Wasn't it called the Esquire before it was called the Broadcaster or was that a different guitar?


          Esquire is Tele without a neck pickup. Not only has thread brought me much joy by bringing out the Apple haters and making them look like whiney bitches, but it has also made me realize whether its the history of Fender guitars, or trademarking a brand name, you guys know **************** all about nothing. Awesome.

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          • #35
            Esquire is Tele without a neck pickup. Not only has thread brought me much joy by bringing out the Apple haters and making them look like whiney bitches, but it has also made me realize whether its the history of Fender guitars, or trademarking a brand name, you guys know **************** all about nothing. Awesome.


            I know that I don't understand this phrase: you guys know **************** all about nothing.

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            • #36
              Lolololol at hksblade

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              • #37
                Perhaps it is you who doesn't understand copyright law. iPod if it is protected at all is protected as a registered trademark not a copyright.

                Seriously though, I knew what you meant. Even if they stand to loose if they do not pursue such cases then it might make it easier to loose their trademarks in the future. Secondly, these cases might make other companies think long and hard (heh... I said "hard") about using "POD" in any fashion.

                It might be a dick thing to do but it is the corporate way.


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                • #38
                  Correct answer.


                  I would normally agree, however this is a three letter word in common use in the English language to describe a variety of things, and has been used by other companies to describe or brand their products before Apple used it.
                  IMO (and I'm not an expert in any regard) iPod is trade-markable, even the use of i to preceed and product could be, pod is not.
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                  • #39
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                    • #40
                      Their claim that it could confuse people into thinking it was an apple product would be true only if:
                      - it had a massive ****************ing apple with a bite taken out of it slap bang in the middle, preferably glowing
                      - it comes in a range of gaudy colours and any colour that wont give you retinal cancer costs more
                      - apple think all of their customers are stone cold ****************ing idiots
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                      Okay I summed up this entire thread in three posts. Let's go home and beat our children.

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                      • #41
                        I would normally agree, however this is a three letter word in common use in the English language to describe a variety of things, and has been used by other companies to describe or brand their products before Apple used it.
                        IMO (and I'm not an expert in any regard) iPod is trade-markable, even the use of i to preceed and product could be, pod is not.


                        Yes but the fact that they used it in the context of "______pod" is what makes it the problem. Besides, OJ is a term that has been used to refer to orange juice but the genius Gene Simmons found out that it was not trademarked or copyrighted to he did. Now he owns the term OJ and has to be paid if anyone uses it even though it was a commonly used phrase that he did not create.
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                        • #42
                          Yes but the fact that they used it in the context of "______pod" is what makes it the problem. Besides, OJ is a term that has been used to refer to orange juice but the genius Gene Simmons found out that it was not trademarked or copyrighted to he did. Now he owns the term OJ and has to be paid if anyone uses it even though it was a commonly used phrase that he did not create.


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                          • #43
                            Their claim that it could confuse people into thinking it was an apple product would be true only if:
                            - it had a massive ****************ing apple with a bite taken out of it slap bang in the middle, preferably glowing
                            - it comes in a range of gaudy colours and any colour that wont give you retinal cancer costs more
                            - apple think all of their customers are stone cold ****************ing idiots


                            Well, you might have to give apple that last one





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                            • #44
                              Apple are acting just as foul as Microsoft did in the early 90s.

                              Apple are a monstrous corporation. The fact that they pretend to be your friend whilst they're pissing in your face just adds deceitfulness.
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                              • #45
                                advertising = fail
                                branding = fail
                                companies can sue whoever they want and it only = fail

                                It's 2010 and time everyone commit to heart the 95 theses of the cluetrain manifesto...

                                companies succeed because of honest interactions with customers, not branding, not advertising, not slick websites and any other form of hucksterism...
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