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Apple files suit over unauthorized iPod accessories

updated 10:10 am EDT, Fri May 16, 2008

Apple sues over iPod gear

More frequently a target in legal disputes, Apple has filed a lawsuit of its own against general manufacturer Atico International. Atico is accused of a variety of patent infringements related to iPods, including ones for remote controls, the Universal Dock and three dock adapters; it is additionally accused of trademark infringements, involving the iPod mark and image, and perhaps most importantly the Made for iPod trademark, as Atico is said to be operating outside of the official Made for iPod program.

Atico products are sold under a number of different brands, such as the Living Solutions line sold at Walgreens stores. There the company has stereos, speakers and clock radios with built-in iPod docks. Apple's lawsuit was filed in the Delaware District Court, where no judge has yet been assigned to the case.






by MacNN Staff

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  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    go get 'em!

    !

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    huh

    What's wrong with companies making iPod compatible products?!!

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    Apple greedy b*******

    Because apple are just that. Greedy mofos. Apple fanboys will of course defend this to the death cause they see it as wrong. It takes money away from Apple blah blah

  1. aristotles

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    It's about patent license

    If Apple let these guys get away with not paying for licenses to use logos/trademarks, they could risk losing them and it hardly seems fair to allow this company create the products for free while others have to pay license fees.

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