Apple's EarPods Infringe Hearing-Aid Maker's TM, Suit Says

Law360, New York (April 3, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. was hit recently with a trademark suit alleging its new EarPods headphones infringe the “HearPod” mark of a company that specializes in digital hearing aids and causes a likelihood of consumer confusion.

HearPod Inc. and sister company Randolph Divisions Inc. said in a suit filed March 28 that they have protectable rights in the mark and a Hawaii federal judge should issue an injunction against Apple to protect “consumers from the deception, confusion and mistake which naturally arise as a result of the defendant's...
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