Apple files charges against a restaurant "AppleaDay"

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  1. mariokiller64 macrumors newbie

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    http://www.macgeneration.com/news/voir/200692/apple-s-attaque-a-une-pomme-luxembourgeoise

    appleaday is the name of a restaurant serving fast food and natural. To illustrate the concept, the restaurant owners were inspired by the famous English saying " An apple a day Keeps the doctor away "and thus created an apple-shaped logo. While this logo is very different from Apple the company still sent a letter to the restaurant to change name and logo.

    A funny situation when you consider that Apple found itself in the same configuration with the other Apple, the Beatles this time ... (read : Both agree Apple ) restaurant now hopes to find a Cupertino amicable agreement identical to that which had been signed with the record company. The restaurant promises never to get into the computer and in exchange, it keeps its logo and name.

    The Logo:
    http://static.macgeneration.com/img/2011/5/1305790943_mgpic_final.jpeg
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    So, what's next? Apple starts suing apple farmers?
     
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    Ridiculous. :rolleyes:

    Haven't Apple's lawyers got enough work suing and defending themselves against real competitors?
     
  4. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    A certain CEO takes great delight in playing the bully.

    His greed knows no limits.
     
  5. R94N macrumors 68020

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    That's ridiculous. It's like when Apple was suing Amazon (I think) because they were using the term 'app store'.
     
  6. AAPLaday Guest

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    Guess id better remove my location from my profile and go into hiding :D
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Lawyers threaten to sue all the time.

    It's their main stock in trade.

    I don't see a bite in that apple. Screw 'em.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    That's pretty low, but I'm not surprised. This is Apple, after all.
     
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    At least with app store they had more of a case and even then it is not much of one.
     
  10. (marc) macrumors 6502a

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    Um, have you paid Apple®©™ to just use their company's name in your post?! I think I'll have to report you!

    I actually thought of you when I read the thread's title. :)
     
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    Apparently so......unless they agree to stipulate that they grow Granny Smiths, or Cox's Pippins, or, or, rather than apples. How ludicrous is that?

    Evidently not, if this is the sort of ridiculous activity they get paid to do.

    Unfortunately, all too true.

    Bizarre. Actually, deranged might be a better word.

    Yes, it would seem that a discreet disappearing act might be in order.

    Seriously, this is absolutely ridiculous; not only is it crass, and the behaviour of a bully; it is also a bizarre and ludicrous example of megalomania, where an arrogant creature arrogates to himself the right to define actual language as used by others! OP, thanks for posting this.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I wouldn't change it if I was the restaurant owner.
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Apple needs a healthy dose of ridicule.

    Someone call Jon Stewart.

    He should make time for this, a welcome respite from his usual political suspects.
     
  14. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    Wow, Apple should be ashamed of themselves. They should continue picking on people their own size. Maybe mother nature should sue Apple for using her intellectual property.
     
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    Shame on you Apple! Completely uncalled for!!
     
  16. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Especially since they don't look anything alike. I mean, Apple's logo isn't even a circle.
     
  17. matbook101 macrumors 6502

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    Oh and they should also consider suing this person for making a DIY iPhone.
     

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    Just getting ridiculous now. Just because they now have more cash reserves than the U.S. government, they think they can bully anybody.
     
  19. OutThere macrumors 603

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    What hubris on the part of Apple to write a letter to this restaurant chain asking them to change their name and logo. Nonsense.
     
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    Way to go Apple :rolleyes:

    I'll take a slice of iPie to go please.
     
  21. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    iHumble, I assume?? :)
     
  22. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Or apple juice makers...
     
  23. StruckANerve macrumors 6502

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    Someone from an Apple Orchard should threaten to sue apple if they don't change their name and logo.
     
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    Well they seem to be going after anyone they can dont they :)[/QUOTE]

    Sorry for late reply i somehow missed this thread being updated. The font and style of the logo is not at all like Apples. I dont see there being any confusion with the general public in terms of mistaking this for an Apple franchise
     
  25. Tiggs macrumors 6502

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    Wonder if that idea has been patented yet...
     

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