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The Consummate Demonstration of Famous!!!
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 06:44 PM EDT
Yes Apple Corps Ltd and Apple Records - with its distinctive apple logo were
established in 1968 when Steve "Great artists steal" Jobs was 12 years
old.

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Apple Corps v Apple Computer
Authored by: SpaceLifeForm on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 06:51 PM EDT
Link

Note that Apple Computer never gave up. They just kept pushing,
paying the piper along the way.

Compare to Microsoft.

No difference.

---

You are being MICROattacked, from various angles, in a SOFT manner.

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I'm with you...
Authored by: mrisch on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 07:19 PM EDT
I agree on the functionality issues - this stuff should not be
protected trade dress for the most part, and I am skeptical
that there is confusion.

Though, note, if your mark is strong enough (and the apple
logo is, even if the name might not be), then you get to lock
out people on other products. That's what dilution is about.
It's also why it was important to say that the design was not
famous.

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For Apple to claim the rectangle...
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 07:34 PM EDT
would be like someone trying to claim a soda pop can is protected and
distinctive, imo. A coke bottle, however, IS distinctive and protected.

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A Lawsuit? haha.. try many... as in Too Many!
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, August 12 2012 @ 07:46 PM EDT
The last one from Apple Records went to court in 2007 I
believe and resulted in an out of court settlement. By the
way out of court settlements can be considered a loss before
considered to be a win for either side!

But again, which mark do you consider as FAMOUS? ...or let's
put it this way:

Motorola, Ford, IBM can be considered "FAMOUS" marks,
because they have remained unchanged throughout their
history. Each change puts that mark in jeopardy of not being
able to sustain it's legal right to being considered
"Famous"! ....and Apple's logo has changed more often than
King Henry changed wives! ^_*

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