Apple Wants Exclusivity For Word "Pod"

Apple is going to war with tech start-up Sector Lab, over the use of the word 'Pod' in the start-up's upcoming video projector, Video Pod.

The iPhone maker has claimed that use of the word 'Pod' in the video projector name's might confuse the customers into thinking that the product is related to Apple's iPod range of media devices.

According to Wired, Apple, which had first objected to the name in early 2009, will battle it out with Sector Labs in a legal trial next month armed with a 873-pages legal bible.

Interestingly, Sector Labs is the only firm to revolt against Apple's wishes to control the words that appear in its product names.

Apple has previously taken legal action small tech companies looking to use the word 'Pod' in their products, including MyPodder, TightPod, PodShow and Podium.

Ana Christian, the lawyer representing Sector Labs, said in a statement to Wired that “What I’m hoping to do with this case is to really reach a lot broader of an audience and make it so entrepreneurs and small businesses can use the English language as they see fit in branding their products.”