May 8, 2006 |
A British High Court judge is expected to rule today in the fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. Apple Corps Ltd. is suing Apple Computer Inc., claiming that the Cupertino, Calif., computer company broke a 1991 agreement in which each agreed not to enter the other's field of business.
March 30, 2006 |
The case of Apple versus Apple is a fight over forbidden fruit. A London court is hearing arguments this week over whether Apple Computer Inc. broke a long-standing deal with Apple Corps Ltd., the Beatles' record label, when it launched its popular iTunes Music Store. The core question: Does the Cupertino, Calif., computer maker's use of its Apple logo on the online store make people think it's backed by the Fab Four?
April 8, 2004 |
A British court judge ruled that a trademark battle between Apple Computer Inc. and the Beatles' record company, Apple Corps Ltd., should be heard in London. Judge Martin Mann rejected an argument by Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer that the case should be tried in its home territory. The judge didn't set a trial date and said Apple Computer could appeal the decision. Apple Corps is suing Apple Computer, claiming the U.S.
March 31, 2004 |
A U.S. judge ruled that a trademark lawsuit brought by Apple Computer Inc. against a company owned by members of the Beatles and their families can be heard in California. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose last week denied a motion to dismiss filed by Apple Corps Ltd. However, the British High Court still has to rule on the request by Apple Computer, which sells iPod digital music players, to move the suit to the U.S.
February 26, 2004 |
Apple Computer Inc. and the Beatles' record company, Apple Corps, went to court in Britain on Wednesday over who gets to use the name now that the computer company has entered the music business on the Internet. The two companies reached a deal in 1991 after a fight over the trademark, signing an agreement that set out who could use the name and logo, and when.
September 13, 2003 |
Apple Computer Inc. probably wishes the Beatles would just let it be. Lawyers for Apple Corps, the Beatles' music and licensing company, have sued the Cupertino, Calif., company for allegedly breaking a 1991 pact limiting the role the computer maker could play in the music business. The lawsuit -- filed in London after the successful debut in April of Apple Computer's iTunes online music store -- asks a judge to enforce the pact and to award damages.