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April 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
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April 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Beatles' Apple Corps has settled a royalties dispute with record label EMI Group, the two companies said Thursday, raising hopes that Beatles recordings may soon be legally available online. "It was settled on mutually acceptable terms last month," Apple Corps and EMI said in a joint statement. They refused to provide details of the settlement.
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March 31, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
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.
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April 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Apple Corps, guardian of the Beatles' commercial interests, said Tuesday its chief executive, a longtime friend of the Fab Four, has quit. Neil Aspinall, a school friend of Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison, was the band's first road manager and would drive them between gigs in his van. He later became their personal assistant and in 1968 was given a management role at Apple Records, the band's record label.
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May 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
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October 11, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apple Computer Chairman John Sculley's visit to Japan has renewed speculation about a possible alliance between Apple and Sony Corp. or another Japanese consumer electronics company. Sculley reiterated Wednesday his desire to expand Apple's computer know-how to a broader array of consumer products, such as advanced TVs and compact disk players, possibly through a tie-up with a Japanese consumer electronics company.
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March 30, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
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?
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August 4, 1991 | JEFF KAYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was George Harrison--the quiet, but not-oblivious-to-trademark-law Beatle--who in 1980 first noticed the potential for conflict. Leafing through a British magazine, Harrison saw an ad for an Apple Computer Inc. retailer. So the composer of the "Sue Me, Sue You, Blues" quickly rang up the trademark agents at the Beatles' company, Apple Corps Ltd., and asked them to investigate. The two firms have been at odds over the name they share almost since--most recently in a London courtroom.
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February 26, 2004 | From Reuters
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.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2007 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
The long and winding road that would allow music lovers to finally meet the Beatles via digital downloads still has a few miles to go despite a copyright settlement Monday that raised hopes it would happen soon. Although the Beatles' Apple Corps record label made peace with computer and digital media company Apple Inc. over their uses of the fruit as a logo, there are hurdles to clear before "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" can be purchased on iTunes.
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February 6, 2007 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
The long and winding road that would allow music lovers to finally meet the Beatles via digital downloads still has a few miles to go despite a copyright settlement Monday that raised hopes it would happen soon. Although the Beatles' Apple Corps record label made peace with computer and digital media company Apple Inc. over their uses of the fruit as a logo, there are hurdles to clear before "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" can be purchased on iTunes.
BUSINESS
May 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
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?
BUSINESS
April 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2004 | From Reuters
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.
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April 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Apple Corps, guardian of the Beatles' commercial interests, said Tuesday its chief executive, a longtime friend of the Fab Four, has quit. Neil Aspinall, a school friend of Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison, was the band's first road manager and would drive them between gigs in his van. He later became their personal assistant and in 1968 was given a management role at Apple Records, the band's record label.
BUSINESS
April 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The Beatles' Apple Corps has settled a royalties dispute with record label EMI Group, the two companies said Thursday, raising hopes that Beatles recordings may soon be legally available online. "It was settled on mutually acceptable terms last month," Apple Corps and EMI said in a joint statement. They refused to provide details of the settlement.
BUSINESS
September 13, 2003 | Jeff Leeds, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1991 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Apple Computer Chairman John Sculley's visit to Japan has renewed speculation about a possible alliance between Apple and Sony Corp. or another Japanese consumer electronics company. Sculley reiterated Wednesday his desire to expand Apple's computer know-how to a broader array of consumer products, such as advanced TVs and compact disk players, possibly through a tie-up with a Japanese consumer electronics company.
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