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April 5, 2006

Apple vs. Apple

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In trademark news, the Beatles' Apple Corp. is suing Apple Computer over a trademark matter. And it appears that the Beatles have the upper hand in the matter.

The above link is full of cute allusions to Beatles lyrics. If you're looking for an article that is more legal in orientation, here is one.

And here is an article with more historical background on Apple Corp. and the Beatles.

Seems that in a previous 1991 trademark dispute between the two parties, Apple Computer agreed to limit the mark to computer hardware, and to not use the trademark to sell music.

Oops. Apparently there was no clause in the contract for new technologies that might come along.

And the judge has not been asked to recuse himself, despite admitting that he uses an iPod.

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