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Apple seeks trademark for \"iPodcast\"

updated 02:35 pm EDT, Thu September 15, 2005

iPodcast trademark

In its latest attempt to gain more control of the iPod brand, Apple this month filed for multiple trademarks on the term "iPodcast." The term describes the "broadcasting" of audio content over the Internet for download to an iPod. This process is more commonly known as "podcasting" by the public. Apple recently exercised its control of the "iPod" trademark when it forced several makers of iPod-related products to change their product naming. iPodStyles was reborn as " accessory line became "Ped." Additionally, some iPod fan sites using the "iPod" trademark were asked to re-brand.

One filing seeks a trademark on the term iPodcast, which covers hardware-related goods, namely "computers, computer peripherals, hand held computers, computer terminals, personal digital assistants, electronic organizers, electronic notepads, apparatus for recording, transmission and reproduction of sounds, images, or other data; magnetic data carriers."

A second filing requests that the iPodcast trademark cover services, including "telecommunications services; communication by computer, computer intercommunication; telex, telegram and telephone services; rental, hire and leasing of communications apparatus and of electronic mailboxes; electronic bulletin board services," etc.

For more details, see AppleInsider's report on the filing, which was the source for this article.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Sebastien

    Joined: Dec 1969


    patent!=trademark, MacNN!

    Get your facts straight!

  1. Monstermind

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "Ipodcast". Yeah, that one just rolls off the tongue. What a bunch of f_cking retards. Hey, Steve, why not concentrate LESS on d_cking over your fans and MORE on putting together a computer that isn't SLOW, NOISY and PRONE TO OVERHEATING?

  1. JackNN

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Uh ...

    That's what they're doing. That's why the Intel switch.

  1. MichaelNH

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Get over it

    Sell your damn G4 DP 1.0 then dammit and quit crying about it..... I have one.. and it is running 24/7 and I don't complain.... damn if I had clock that kept clicking too loud, I'd unplug then damn thing and stop crying about it... geezus. :)

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