Apple's new App Store logo is one giant 'Kon', and a Chinese company is suing


"You want a piece of that?" said no executive ever when they are faced with trademark lawsuits, but Apple's may as well do, after winning a prolonged legal fight with Xiaomi over its MiPad brand of Android tablets. This time around, however, it's Apple being sued by a Chinese clothing firm called Kon, which has a logo very similar to the new one Apple crafted for its App Store.

Back in August, Apple changed the traditional paintbrush-pencil-ruler triangular app icon into another triangle thing, but made by sticks with rounded corners. Well, Kon has absolutely the same triangle going on, but crafted out of black rectangular lines, supposedly to represent bones, as the brand's logo is inspired by Sex Pistols’ Anarchy In The UK album. 

Long story short, the company claims that they own the trademark over such logos, and is demanding an apology, and asking Apple to pay up. The Beijing People's Court has apparently accepted the case in its docket, and a verdict should be landing in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

source: PhoneRadar

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33 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

All the others want Apple money......

2. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Apple wants all your money......

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

All Apple wants is money...

32. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Which tech company doesn't? lol

33. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Google?

21. deleon629

Posts: 453; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Which means all the others want your money. Apple has plenty of your money to give them since they were smart enough to make multi-billions from the same phone for over 6-7 years

4. gigicoaste

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

so.. did you checked the Kon's logo before commenting? Well, I did.. and are the same. What Kon should do other than the same as Apple.. going to court. When Apple does that for any shape.. it's OK.. right?

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

See Post 9.

17. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

You just wanted to deny everything, pathetic.

6. Peacetoall unregistered

apple getting taste of their own medicine.

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So only Apple has claim on logos, words, and designs I take it from your response. News flash, Apple didn't create everything. There was a world long before Apple. In the grand scheme of things, their inventions and discoveries aren't in the top 5. Things like electricity, automobiles, radio transmission, surgery/medicine, and fire rank above anything they've done.

24. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

And Apple steal again? It's 2017. Can they come up with their own ideas?

27. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

26. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Really? Why does Apple always have to steal other companies stuff? Name anything Apple provides that didn't exist or they didn't just outright steal from others? No matter how much you like Apple, when they do illegal stuff, you should speak against it. If it was some other OEm, what would you be saying? Maybe if Apple learn how to make their own stuff, they wouldn't get sued all the time. And in China they are most certainly gonna lose!

29. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Dude, they stoled the logo, are you that dumb.

3. Icent55

Posts: 73; Member since: Nov 02, 2017

When you pray for rain you gotta deal with the mud too, cos when it rains it pours...moral of drama "what goes around comes around" iApple

5. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1386; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Apple's defense: But ours has rounded corners.

7. Whitedot

Posts: 779; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Tim Cook would say: but we invented the world.

9. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

They imitated the original App Store logo, but Apple was good and did not sue them.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Apple was good" Is an old saying...which never existed.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4122; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Apple's newest version is far more an imitation of Kon's then Kon's is of apples former logo. Try harder cupcake.

19. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1553; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

They have it coming, they steal on a regular basis.

20. ShadowHammer

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

It's kind of funny that they even overlapped the sticks the same way. Egads, are there no more creative ways of drawing an 'A' anymore!? What has this world come to?

22. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Even if Apple didn't copy I think if I was in the Chinese company's foot, then I would definitely sue Apple, not to get money or anything but because if Apple doesn't change the logo then many people may think the KON logo is an Apple appstore logo and it hurt their brand

28. MANOFSTEEL

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

Coming from China where American products have been ripped off for decades, sorry but NOOO

30. sissy246

Posts: 7087; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"very similar" Come on iPA , it's identical. Something else Apple has stolen from another.

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