German court backs Apple against “Spod” : News.com

An interesting Apple/Podcasting story…

A German court, at the request of Apple Computer, has temporarily barred a Stuttgart technology company from marketing its brand “Spod” for a cell phone podcasting service, according to the German company’s executives.

Liquid Air Lab has been offering a service since late last year that provides broadband-capable mobile phone users with access to radio shows, music downloads, ring tones, and other services.

The company had registered the brand names “spod” and “spodradio” for its services. In a press release, executives said that Apple asked a court to block Liquid Air from marketing its service under those names, and that a Hamburg court issued a preliminary injunction in the computer maker’s favor.

German court backs Apple against “Spod” | CNET News.com

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