Does Apple have a trademark/patent on the iPod Clickwheel?

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lostzyth
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25 Jul 06 11:46:02 pm
Do you guys know if Apple has some kind of trademark or patent on the wheel? Any help will be appreciated. Any SaleHoo moderators care to help? Would it be Illegal to sell to stores mp4 players that are similar in fashion but are totally different on the inside?

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tab10us
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26 Jul 06 01:31:08 am
its illegal to import them

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lostzyth
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26 Jul 06 02:12:08 am
Im going to check that out real closely. I did a little research and my conclusion is that they cant touch it. Its not branded. BUt I'll check it out better

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direct-consumer
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7 Aug 06 04:34:42 am
I've been importing mp4 players from china for 2 months now and haven't had any problems. They look very similar to the ipods but they don't have click wheel.

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swampfox1963_2
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7 Aug 06 09:06:02 am
Do you guys know if Apple has some kind of trademark or patent on the wheel? Any help will be appreciated. Any saleshoo moderators care to help? Would it be Illegal to sell to stores mp4 players that are similar in fashion but are totally different on the inside?


To answer your question, yes apples ipod wheel is patented

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dowdy
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8 Aug 06 07:15:27 am
those fake ipods you see on DHgate dont have the clickwheel anyways.

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lostzyth
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9 Aug 06 02:43:38 am
thanks guys... for the help

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