October 7, 2009

Maybe they’re using these cases to train their lawyers?

Filed under: Law, Technology — Tags: , — Nicholas @ 08:49

Apple is litigating against another company for claimed infringement on their logo:

Hey, Apple, Inc.: Every apple can’t be yours.

The latest target of your intellectual property monopoly effort is Woolworths Ltd., apparently a shirttail sibling of the five-and-dime stores I remember as a kid, but which is no longer operating in the U.S.

It seems Apple, Inc., maker of iMacs, iPods, iPhones and, historically, Apple IIs and IIIs, thinks Woolworths’ clever stylized logo, wedding its “W” initial into a green image of the fruit, infringes on Apple, Inc.’s trademark.


There may actually be some merit in this case (although not enough to overturn common sense, I would hope), in that Woolworths is planning on using the brand on electronic devices as well as its more traditional lines of products.


  1. Stylized “W”, eh? Apple is going to be the least of Woolworths’ problems.

    Comment by Lickmuffin — October 7, 2009 @ 08:58

  2. Oh. My.

    Yes, Woolworths is just begging for trouble with that, aren’t they?

    Comment by Nicholas — October 7, 2009 @ 09:05

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