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Apple wages a legal fight against Polish online food store A.pl for trademark violations

0. phoneArena 11 Sep 2012, 05:34 posted on

Apple is rarely gentle with those who it believes benefit unfairly from its good name and immense brand popularity, and the latest legal onslaught is being crashed on the unsuspecting heads of a Polish online food delivery store...

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:39 15

1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


WTF!!!?
They should start selling rotten apple:-/

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 08:39 10

24. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


"hugely popular Apple and its products are in Poland"
I'm from poland. and no, apple producks are not that popular here
there was nokia land but now samsung took over
apple products are super expensive, many people buy cheap used models from usa
BTW in polish courts, never been similar case, and apple have to proove that it is so popular here

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 08:49 6

25. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


The only similarity I see (arguably, and it's a stretch) is the shape of the "stem" on the logo. While the logo itself doesn't conjure images of an evil tech company, I do see a slight similarity there when the correllation is introduced. They should redesign the logo to either incorporate the "stem" attached to the circle, and/or turn it around to face the other direction.

That said, apple is nuts; it's a fruit, not an iDevice, it's not trademark-infringing for someone else to use the concept of a tasty fruit as their company symbol (unless their symbol is a ripoff of another's).

Reminds me of the European parody where a guy walks into a grocery store and is trying to exchange his blackberry, and the discussion goes to apples and oranges (a European cell carrier).

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 09:20 10

30. DonkeySauce (Posts: 194; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


is Apple going to sue the tree in my yard for growing apples?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:27 5

38. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Don't be preposterous, Trees cant be sued.

If its in your yard though, they can sue you for having a tree that grows their trademark.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:50 3

39. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Check your mail. You probably received the lawsuit documents already

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 17:49 2

43. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


When did Apple.....get the spelling changed to A or a.pl?

And no one can use an apple as a logo now? And ppl still back this company? Thank god I never got sucked into the Apple madness...knowing me....I would be ashamed to be a fan of their products.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:39 12

2. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


selling food and technology?
stupid people knows the dirferences

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:40 3

3. MeoCao (unregistered)


The battle of 2 fruit companies.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:41 12

4. StreetNerd (Posts: 821; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


Apple is just sad...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:10 2

14. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Apple is funny!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:41 11

5. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


You are disgustingly obnoxious, Apple!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:41 12

6. Aeires (unregistered)


Pathetic move, Apple. Why don't you put the lawyers away and leave the world alone.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:43 11

7. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


when ur focusing on infringements,then ur losing focus on innovation.apple is an example of it.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:44 11

8. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Apple Inc. is way too much addicted in lawsuits.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:48 10

9. wendygarett (unregistered)


Stupid Apple play stupid lawsuit...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:49 14

10. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Next they'll sue Fruit Ninja.. because it allows to slice apples.

Apple inc has way too much money n free time...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:00 12

12. Aeires (unregistered)


Applebee`s put on notice.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:43 7

18. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Fiona Apple is in for some serious serious trouble!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 08:51 5

26. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Guess we'll have to start calling Apple Jacks and applesauce something else soon

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:52 3

40. ph00ny (Posts: 1263; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Isaac Newton is lucky he's dead or else he would have been sued already. Maybe Jobs is filing a lawsuit in the afterlife

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:35 1

49. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Hahahaha Dude that's one funny comment..

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 02:52 1

50. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


he will be sued by newton and einstein!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:53 8

11. jove39 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Since when people started eating Apple gadgets...whats is point of suing a food chain!!!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:03 13

13. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


This is totally ridiculous. Screw Apple and I'm boycotting their products until this crap from them ends.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:11 4

15. cheeseaddict (Posts: 49; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


black eyed peas' apl. de ap should worry now hahaha

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:12 10

16. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Yes indeed apple invented the word apple and the actual fruit itself.. It was Steve jobs who dropped the apple on newtons head. This is yet more ridiculous apple behaviour here

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:26 5

17. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Where is judge Koh ?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:54 9

19. lyndon420 (Posts: 4558; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yeah ok...and tim cook hates litigation my a*s.

Ifans must be so proud.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 07:09 10

20. pegasso (Posts: 278; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


nine percent of a.pl customers returning the fruit after mistakenly thinking they were buying an iphone...

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