Apple Inc and Apple Corps Form New Trademark Agreement

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    I wonder if this deal wasn't completed in time for a Super Bowl ad, and that's why we didn't see one.
     
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    Interesting snippet from Apple Inc's press release

    Something in the works?
     
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    Apple Inc and Apple Corps Form New Trademark Agreement

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    Apple Inc and Apple Corps said in a joint statement today that they have entered into a new trademark agreement that effectively replaces their prior 1991 agreement over the use of the corporate name "Apple".

    Under this new agreement, Apple Inc. will own all of the trademarks related to “Apple” and will license certain of those trademarks back to Apple Corps for their continued use. In addition, the ongoing trademark lawsuit between the companies will end, with each party bearing its own legal costs, and Apple Inc. will continue using its name and logos on iTunes. The terms of settlement are confidential.

    Apple Inc has been victorious under a recent lawsuit from Apple Corps (the Beatles' record label) regarding the use of the Apple logo on the iTunes Store. Recent rumors fueled by Steve Jobs playing Beatles music on his iPhone at MacWorld SF have pegged the Beatles coming to the iTunes store perhaps this month (Valentines Day?).
     
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    Wow. This looks like a total win for Apple Inc. I don't know much about law-related things but I don't think it could have come out any better for stevie boy. :D yay for both :apple:s
     
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    IMHO we will now finally see the Beatles on iTunes. Excellent job by both Apples (Inc & Corps)
     
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    Hmmmmm.

    Methinks the Beatles will make an appearance on the iTunes Store tomorrow...
     
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    One trademark battle down, iPhone trademark is next!

    I love how Apple is so unstoppable when it comes to legal battles.
     
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    Now perhaps fanboy Steve can gush over iTunes content:D But really this is a good thing for iTunes cause any exclusive content is good.
     
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    I mean, what would be more fitting than starting Valentine's Day with a band that sung "All You Need Is Love"? :)
     
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    This was a joint settlement...

    Can someone provide a better explanation of how Apple Corps, Inc. got anything out of this deal?
     
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    Note: threads merged.
     
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    Seems Apple Corp sold out and took it from SJ.

    Too bad, oh well.
     
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    Apple Corps will get their fair share of the deal when the Beatles tracks go on iTunes and become some of the most heavily downloaded songs. :D
     
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    They won't lose any more than they already have. Apple was going to win this legal battle) The Beatles will get to appear on The iTunes Store (the largest download site) instead of Napster or any of the other failures (Zune Store etc etc).

    This was settled out of necessity by The Beatles.
     
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    Yeah! Just ask AppleInsider and ThinkSecret.
     
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    And thanks to downloads counting towards UK chart positions it's quite possible they could have every spot in the top 10 in the same week. That would be one hell of a PR coup for both Apples.
     
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    no lawyer works on sundays, maybe? :rolleyes:
     
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    Not really a surprise considering The Beatles have always been the biggest corporate whores of them all.

    Time to start bumping up those annual licensing fees Steve!!! :p :p :p :p :p :p
     
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    Such a big deal for the beatles?

    Yeah their legends but come on is it this serious?
     
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    Apple hasn't lost against ThinkSecret yet. The charges against them are different.
     
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    Being a lawyer for Apple has got to be the best job security around. Even with this issue settled (maybe) there is an endless stream of lawsuits.
     

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