September 4th 2006
By Mike Flaminio
Bloomberg (China Times) is covering the story of Terry Wilson, who reportedly has been paid by Apple to stop using the word "pod" in the name of a protective case she designed for laptop computers. The 53-year-old New Jersey resident--the report doesn't say which exit--owns the trademark for a product she sells over the internet called the TightPod.
"I'm going to be changing the name," said Wilson. "I know that sounds like I'm a sell-out, but I don't have the resources to litigate a trademark case."
An Apple spokesman contacted about the case refused comment.