Apple Wins Trademark Battle Over Beatles

“The music company owned by Apple Corps today lost its legal battle against Apple Computer over the US firm’s use of an apple logo for iTunes.

“The high court in London ruled that Apple Computer — makers of the phenomenally successful iPod music player — had not infringed upon Apple Corp’s trademarks by selling music through its iTunes Music Store.

“Lawyers for Apple Corps — which is owned by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison — had argued that the iTunes store broke a 1991 deal between the two companies.

Guardian Unlimited. Beatles Label Loses Apple Logo Case to iTunes. May 8, 2006.

See also:

Jefferson Graham. Apple Prevails in Suit By Beatles. USA Today. May 8, 2006.

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Written by sesomedia

05/09/2006 at 08:53

Posted in Trademark

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