Apple has gone too far!
Check this out:
German cafe Apfelkind in logo dispute with Apple | Mail Online
They are getting stupid with lawsuits.
- 11-03-2011, 03:28 PM #2
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- 11-03-2011, 04:15 PM #4
Ridiculous. Beyond being slightly round and representing a common fruit, there's nothing there. It isn't an attempt to ape the logo to fool people into coming into their establishment. This is just corporate bullying. If she were trying to open a computer shop or even a music shop, there might be something there for a court to plod through, but this is flat out nonsense.
- 11-03-2011, 04:24 PM #5
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- 11-03-2011, 10:59 PM #9
Apple holds a number of trademarks on the use if the Apple in a logo.
Hate the process if you want, but one of these is for an Apple Cafe, and yes they need to defend the mark in order to keep the right to it.
I suspect the result here will be a right to use without trade dress, as Apple cannot afford to let them trademark the Apple in their logo.
It's about the trade dress here, not the name of the company.