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Jun252007

iForget it – Apple says ‘no’ to local software brand-name

New Zealand-based software company Orbitcoms has drawn Apple’s ire. Apple is threatening legal action over an Orbitcoms brand-name, which it says is too similar to Apple’s iPod, says Tony Shi, Orbitcoms’ chief executive.

Orbitcoms wants to call a software product it developed recently iPop, but Apple has objected to the idea — twice, says Shi.

The software, which works with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, allows users to combine their CRM system with a telephone system, says Shi. Relevant information stored in the CRM system will then pop up on the screen when a customer phones in. The software can also create a phone-call record if required, says Shi.

The software also allows users to initiate a phone call and create a record of it by means of a single click from within Microsoft CRM or any Windows application, he says.

“The name ‘iPop’ comes from the screen “pop

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