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Cthen

join:2004-08-01
Detroit, MI
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·Verizon Wireless..

Who is big brother again?

»www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409669,00.asp

Apple Sues Polish Grocery Store Over A.pl Name

quote:
As reported by Polish news outlet Telepolis, Apple is railing against the online deli site because its title is just a little too reminiscent of the Cupertino-based company's moniker.
How is this avoiding big brother? How is this thinking different?
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Kearnstd
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Several years ago Apple Computer tried to sue NYC for using an apple for its "Big Apple" promotional use.

They claimed somehow people could confuse a city with a computer.
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DarkLogix
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Just apple being apple, nothing to see here.

Oh noes there's a tree infringing on their name.



Robotics
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reply to Cthen

I would love to forward this link to my father. He is all Apple, and don't get on his wrong side with Apple products, or how they operate, where they are made, the price of one, or anything negative.

Course I have in the past, and just recently on another Apple subject....Man he came down on me in an email, and lets just say we aren't talking now, and I doubt I will be around him for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.
(he can get really nasty when it comes to talking negatively about Apple)

But I would love to send him this link!

Back on subject....for some reason this story doesn't surprise me in the least. Shame on Apple.
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dave
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reply to Cthen

If "Apple" and "A PL" are deemed legally similar, is there any chance IBM will sue Apple?



fatness
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If Apple and A PL are the same, then dave is VD.


dave
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*clap*



Santa Fe
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said by dave:

*clap*

They have shots for that now.....
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Bob4
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join:2012-07-22
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reply to Cthen

What about APL ? That predates Apple by over a decade!



Msradell
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said by Bob4:

What about APL ? That predates Apple by over a decade!

+1 I thought about that while reading this thread!


Cthen

join:2004-08-01
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reply to Bob4

said by Bob4:

What about APL ? That predates Apple by over a decade!

Interesting indeed. How would one go about finding the email address of the judge for this case? I wouldn't mind sending an email with some links to show that it seems even Apple is infringing on that name and owes some big time restitution.
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bionicRod
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reply to Robotics

said by Robotics:

I would love to forward this link to my father. He is all Apple, and don't get on his wrong side with Apple products, or how they operate, where they are made, the price of one, or anything negative.

Course I have in the past, and just recently on another Apple subject....Man he came down on me in an email, and lets just say we aren't talking now, and I doubt I will be around him for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.
(he can get really nasty when it comes to talking negatively about Apple)

But I would love to send him this link!

Back on subject....for some reason this story doesn't surprise me in the least. Shame on Apple.

Dude...brand loyalty before family loyalty...what an age we live in, eh?

Aaaaaaanywho... yeah. The lawsuit is pretty ridiculous.


TrainBuff
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reply to Kearnstd

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said by Kearnstd:

Several years ago Apple Computer tried to sue NYC for using an apple for its "Big Apple" promotional use.

They claimed somehow people could confuse a city with a computer.

Judging from the pictures, I can see how people can be confused over the two.
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A P Ple

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reply to Cthen

Frivolous litigation!


Secyurityet

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reply to Cthen

The only thing worse than being talked about...

... is not being talked about.

-- Oscar Wilde


Kearnstd
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said by Secyurityet:

The only thing worse than being talked about...

... is not being talked about.

-- Oscar Wilde

However the music industry needs to use this quote in reverse when they come out against piracy. Every time they mouth off to the press about the methods of it they seem to inform more people on what to Google other than the legal paid methods.
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ekster
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reply to Cthen

Re: Who is big brother again?

I really hope that one day, some lawyer will hear the silent plea of all the apple trees out there and sue Apple Inc. because their image is too similar to real apples that the trees have been making for over a million years.



DataDoc
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reply to Robotics

Send me his email and I'll do it.



AVD
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reply to TrainBuff

said by TrainBuff:

said by Kearnstd:

Several years ago Apple Computer tried to sue NYC for using an apple for its "Big Apple" promotional use.

They claimed somehow people could confuse a city with a computer.

Judging from the pictures, I can see how people can be confused over the two.

it was the NYC visitor's bureau logo.


»www.thelogofactory.com/logo_blog···-NYC.jpg
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AVD
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reply to ekster

said by ekster:

I really hope that one day, some lawyer will hear the silent plea of all the apple trees out there and sue Apple Inc. because their image is too similar to real apples that the trees have been making for over a million years.

how about the direct decendants of adam and Eve? os Snow White and the Evil Stepmother?

Or Lucifer for that matter?

oh WAIT, lawyers? right!
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