updated 05:55 pm EDT, Tue September 20, 2005
Apple, internet vendors
Apple has demanded that several Internet accessory vendors stop using the "iPod" moniker in company names or URLs. The company has sent out legal notices to everythingiPod.co.uk and iPodlife.co.uk in an effort to gain more control over the iPod trademark and prevent is dilution, according to a . Apple apparently demanded that IPodlife not use any signs similar to Apple trademarks, such as iPodArmor or PodShield. Apple is also demanding that all mention of its products comply with some complex naming conventions, according to Patrick Taylor, IPodlife director. "We have been informed that we must use the correct nouns and adjectives when describing Apple's branded mobile digital device, calling it an 'Apple iPod Device,'" according to Taylor.