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    Pathetic - Apple challenges Woolworths logo

    God some companies are just soooooo pathetic......

    BBC NEWS | Business | Apple challenges Woolworths logo

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    Lets face it - if anyone confuses those two logo's then they deserve to pay several hundred pounds for a mp3 player with low capacity, restricted accessibility, and lousy support so they can show off their touch screen...

    Apple. iDon't.

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    Yes, I saw this story about yet another iLawsuit...

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    It's not even vaguely similar. How long before Apple sue Granny Smith.

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    I initially though it was a bit silly, but the head and tail of it is:

    Apple is reportedly concerned that the supermarket may start to make electronics products that would be in direct competition with its own offerings.
    When you consider that i.e. electronic goods with an apple logo on it, you can maybe see their point. At the end of the day you have to defend a trademark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t_h View Post
    I initially though it was a bit silly, but the head and tail of it is:



    When you consider that i.e. electronic goods with an apple logo on it, you can maybe see their point. At the end of the day you have to defend a trademark.
    2nd the trade mark thing and also also recall something about linksys or some company who made a phone called the iphone and there was a debate over that to some degree and also the palm pre who keep trying to use apples usb id to make the palm pre appear to be an ipod / iphone when they should be using there own software to do it as apple make software available to people such as palm and other companies so as to allow other devices to synch music etc as per below link

    MacUser: News: Palm reconnects Pre to iTunes

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    old news

    sure this was in the news ages ago in NZ

    anyway what about Kraft calling the new vegemite isnack 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    old news

    sure this was in the news ages ago in NZ

    anyway what about Kraft calling the new vegemite isnack 2.0
    Was only in my mail on mac news a day or two ago as its the third or fourth time they done it

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    old news

    sure this was in the news ages ago in NZ

    anyway what about Kraft calling the new vegemite isnack 2.0
    i hope the new decade ushers in a new era where companies don't prepend a word with the letter 'i' for anything vaguely technological. 'i' usurped using 'e' before everything, and now they'll be looking for a new letter besides 'i' once they realise apple and others have pretty much staked anything worth putting an 'i' infront of.

    i personally like the use of the letter 'l' becuase the non-capitalised l can be mistaken for a capital I. So hopefully someone will have the good sense to release the lphone. Not to be confused with the Iphone.

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    Today I got up, had an ibreakfast, drank a cup of icoffee, drove to work in my icar, and spent a day doing iwork. I spent my ilunchbreak doing some ishopping and iflirting with an icolleague. I made numerous phone calls which were not on an iphone, and sent about 50 emails which were sent using a non ipc. I ate an apple which later I ipooed down the iloo with everything else I had iconsumed during the iday. I'm now waiting for an ilawsuit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Today I got up, had an ibreakfast, drank a cup of icoffee, drove to work in my icar, and spent a day doing iwork. I spent my ilunchbreak doing some ishopping and iflirting with an icolleague. I made numerous phone calls which were not on an iphone, and sent about 50 emails which were sent using a non ipc. I ate an apple which later I ipooed down the iloo with everything else I had iconsumed during the iday. I'm now waiting for an ilawsuit?
    that's a copyright infringement right there, i'd venture.

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    If Apple base their logo off a piece of common fruit, then in my opinion they have no claim to the use of potentially similar-looking logos.

    If Apple's logo had more uniqueness about it and then Woolworths started manufacturing electronic goods (e.g. selling products in the same market) - only then should Apple start shouting foul play.



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