Apple v Apple

Brian Zick

AP reports that A High Court judge is due to rule Monday in the legal fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. The British company, started by the Beatles in 1968, argues that Apple Computer has infringed its territory by entering the music business and is seeking to force Apple Computer to drop its apple logo from the iTunes Music Store and pay unspecified damages. update: Jennifer Quinn for AP reports a British judge ruled that Apple Computer Inc. is entitled to use the apple logo on its iTunes Music Store. Apple Corps, the guardian of the Beatles' commercial interests, contended that the U.S. company's use of the logo on its popular online music store had broken a 1991 agreement in which each side agreed not to enter into the other's field of business. But High Court Judge Anthony Mann disagreed, saying that the computer company's logo is used in association with the store — not the music — and so did not breach the agreement.

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