Apple asks Company to Stop using ‘Podium’ Name

Lawyers representing Apple’s intellectual property interests sent a cease and desist letter to Procreate over its use of the names Flypod and Podium for its products.

The letter states that Apple is concerned that consumers will be confused by the use of the term “Pod” in the product names, and that people may think that Apple is somehow associated with the products. Apple contends that the term “Pod” has been used extensively by consumers as an abbreviation for its iPod.

The Podium is an iPhone stand that Procreate makes for the original iPhone and iPhone 3G. The company doesn’t understand why Apple is targeting its product name.