Pretty soon, they’ll sue Sesame Street for being “brought to you by the letter i.”
From El Reg:
Steve Jobs & Co submitted the voluminous document in a dispute with Sector Labs, a startup that’s developing a projector called the Video Pod, Wired.com reported. The Reg has been unable to confirm this because the filing (PDF, we’re told) was evidently more than the Patent and Trademark Office website could bear.
Apple is reportedly arguing that a video projector with the word “Pod” in its name would cause confusion with its own iPod products.
A lawyer representing Sector Labs tells the publication there’s a growing trend of dominant tech firms trying to assume ownership of ordinary words.