Feeling Threatened By Online Grocery Store, Apple Challenges Polish Site A.pl
from the comparing-apples-to-a.pl's dept
Apple is very protective of its Apple name and logo trademarks. We have noted in the past that it seems to think that no company can use a logo that even remotely resembles an apple. So it really should be no surprise to learn that Apple is going on the offensive, double time, in order to stop a Polish online grocery store from receiving a trademark for A.pl.
“Apple brand is widely recognised and the company says that A.pl, by using the name that sounds similar, is using Apple’s reputation,” patent office spokesman Adam Taukert said.
There also seems to be a dispute over a logo trademark sought by A.pl for its site Fresh24.pl. You can see the logo in question below.
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Comments on “Feeling Threatened By Online Grocery Store, Apple Challenges Polish Site A.pl”
Free publicity to the grocery stores as they gave to Samsung?
why doesn’t Apple get the fuck out, grow the fuck up and leave innocent people (and companies) alone. how can anyone in the remotest realms of idiocy mistake the 2 symbols or the logo? i had hoped that things would ease a bit after Jobs passed, God rest him, but it seems the prick they have in charge now is a damn sight worse! what an aggressive little shit he is!
Lets get the rumors started early
iOS 7.0 obviously will have an added grocery store among its music and movie selections. Soon from your iPhone you will be able to select and purchase a wide variety of common household items and produce directly from your phone. A new service called the iherb (rumored 9.99/month) will even allow you to smell how fresh the basil is.
Re: Lets get the rumors started early
I sometimes wonder if herb is the cause of many of their lawsuits.
Re: Re: Lets get the rumors started early
the kind ?
i don’t think so, i have, um, extensive experience with the gentle herb, and i’ve never sued anyone…
if anything, its the coke that is infusing the masters of the universe with invulnerable and entitled feelings… plus, when you are coked up, don’t you have to do *something*, *anything* ? ? ?
not like it makes you more laid back…
aka ann archy
It only gets worse
I just stumbled across this gem..
Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem ?sensitive?, and ?protected from externalities.?
?In other words, these powers will have control over what can and cannot be documented on wireless devices during any public event.
Not a good week for sanity.
I went to A.pl to buy an iPod, but instead they sent me a damn pod of peas. I wondered why it only cost me $2.99.
What’s next? Will Apple be going after Apl.de.ap from The Black Eyed Peas?
So, I guess that Polish iphone owners won’t be able to download the A.pl app and shop online then?
In other news, Apple is suing all apple trees grown after 1976 for trademark violation.
It wasn’t farming that destroyed the biodiversity of the apple plant species….
It was Apple.
They’ve declared war on nature!
Sadly, there exists no phallus of sufficient size to probe Apples anal orifice in any meaningful sexual way.
I was thinking maybe Willis Tower or that monstrosity built over in Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Twin Towers. I would think either would be large enough!
Nah, They are so uptight if they swallowed a quarter they would shit two dimes and a nickel.
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No, probably just a nickel. They have to keep some profit after all.
They’re just jealous because the store logo’s apple is fresh and not bitten.
“Last time I checked, Apple had no business endeavors in online grocery sales,”
u havnt heard of ifood yet?
Apple gave me stale groceries! Don’t buy their iPhones!
So they think Apple products are as valuable as groceries? If not, how could we possibly confuse them?
I’ve wondered for awhile now how the itunes store would of affected the Apple Records v Apple Computers trademark case?
Note left by Steve Jobs...
Someone resurrect a zombie Apple Music label and re-sue Apple Computers, just for teh lulz.
Submit too soon much?
Srsly, that’s how it works. In Zippy Universe.
But when Apple was small, and they did not have any music business, they were sued over the Apple name by the Beatles. The agreement made was that Apple was allowed to use the name, but could not enter the music business. They did anyway, but they were so big by that time that, well, who could stop them?
Lets get the rumors started early
I’m not Herb!
(Remember that one?)
Apple vs A.PL
I wonder if Apple have ever thought about legal action against anyone who uses the abbreviation APL or anything similar? This would include Kenneth Iverson,who created the APL programming language, back in 1962 apparently, well before Apple was even a twinkle in Messrs Jobs’ and Wozniak’s eyes, and many other things as well….(you’ll find a list at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/apl) couldn’t they just drop all this ‘tit-for-tat’ on trademarks and patents which is only good for the lawyers making money?)
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