Apple Sued For Trademark Infringement Over “Ear Pods”

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Direct Sound Headphones, LLC, of a Fenton, Missouri has sued Apple for Trademark Infringement over the term “Ear Pods”

Highlights of the case:

"Plaintiff Direct Sound was started in November 2000 in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Direct Sound is engaged in this business of manufacturing and selling audio headphones and related parts and accessories.
Direct Sound owns the trademarks of “E.A.R.PODS” and “e.a.r.Pods.”
Direct Sound uses the marks “E.A.R.PODS” and “e.a.r.Pods” on and in connection with its products.
On September 8, 2012, Direct Sound filed Application Serial No. 85/724,049 (“‘049 Application”) seeking to federally register on the Principal Register its “E.A.R.PODS” and “e.a.r.Pods” marks.
Shortly thereafter, Apple began using “EarPods” and/or “EARPODS” to sell products including audio headphones."

Source: The Domains
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