Apple’s Attempts to Monopolize “Pod” Show Need for Congress to Restrict Trademark Dilution Law in Favor of Free Speech

August 21, 2006

At a time when consideration of the Trademark Dilution Revision Act has stalled in Congress because of concerns about undue impact on free speech, the recent news that Apple is trying to gain monopoly control over the use of the word “pod” could not have come at a more opportune time. This new Apple campaign points out the problems with dilution law and the reasons why Congress should be thinking about containing it instead of expanding it.

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