iPodderX Renaming Contest Confusing?

After reading the story from PodcastingNews.com about iPodderX having to change their name, I looked over at Brian here in the office and said to him, “Looks like iPodderX got the letter for Apples lawyers!” not even thinking about what the real story was here. I continued to tell him about the prizes that go to the winners…

“First Prize
* iPod video 30GB
* Custom iPod Case
* $50 iTunes Gift Card
* Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro
* Griffin RoadTrip
* Griffin TuneJuice
* Griffin iFM”

Does anyone else think it is ironic that iPodderX is being forced to changed their name (to exclude the word iPod) and almost ALL of the prizes to the winners are Apple Products? iPod Video, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle go to top contestants!

After we got through telling Brian about the prizes he looked at me and said, “You’d think they give away a Creative MP3 player or some other competitors!” Congratulations to Apple. You tell people they cant use iPod in their company name and they host a contest where the prize is an iPod to change the name.
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2 Responses to “iPodderX Renaming Contest Confusing?”

  1. RayS Says:

    It would be silly for us to blame Apple regarding the C&D regarding our name and any other products name that uses the term iPod in its name, they have every right to protect their trademarks, if they don’t they will loose it. In retrospect none of us (iPodder by Adam Curry ,ipodder lemon, and iPodderX) should have used “iPod” in the name, it was asking for trouble down the road — which is what happened. Besides giving away an iPod is a strong motivator to get people to suggest some good names!

    Anyways, thansk guys for posting the link to the contest!

  2. Administrator Says:

    I agree, it seems like it would be a great motivator for the contest. It just amazed me the loyalty that we (yes myself included) have to the ipod and really made me think about what it would take for me to drop my ipod for good if apple was ever mean to me :)

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