Episode 261 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK

Apple objects to German cafe trademark

  http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/50703-apple-objects-to-german-cafe-trademark

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Apple thought – or at least claimed – that the Woolworth’s logo was too similar to its own. Since Woolworths application included use of the trademark in Class 9 (which covers data processing equipment and computers, mobile phone covers and accessories, computer devices and computer peripheral devices, telephones, and computer hardware and software) it’s not hard to see why Apple objected.
But Woolworths was granted trade mark registration number 1258297, so it seems Apple lost the argument.
Now the Apple is taking on a much smaller business – there’s a privately owned cafe in Bonn, Germany called Apfelkind(‘Apple child’), which has applied to register a trademark consisting of a picture of an apple with a child’s silhouetted face:
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