Apple Opposes Logo Trademarked by Norwegian Political Party

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    Apple has objected to an apple logo trademark that Norway's Fremskrittspartiet or Progress Party filed for back in November, according to the Norwegian Patent Office.

    The image in question features a red apple with a stem and a green leaf that also has a white "F" on the front, an icon used by the Fremskrittspartiet.

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    In an objection letter provided to Norway's Patent Office, Apple says that the trademark that the Fremskrittspartiet has registered "resembles" the "very well-known" trademarked Apple logo and is likely to be confused with Apple's prior trademarks.

    The Fremskrittspartiet has applied to use the trademark for computer software, digital media, stationary and other paper products, household items, textiles like flags, clothing and headgear, buttons, and games and toys.

    It's not yet clear how this will play out, but Apple plans to provide additional documentation to support its case in the future. Apple is asking the Norwegian Patent Office to repeal the Fremskrittspartiet's trademark registration.

    (Thanks, Sander!)

    Article Link: Apple Opposes Logo Trademarked by Norwegian Political Party
     
  2. Jimmy Bubbles macrumors 6502

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    It isn't anywhere near Apple's logo. If only they were as protective with other things...
     
  3. thebeans macrumors 6502

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    What a bunch of morons. Does not resemble Apple logo in the slightest. Arrogant bastards
     
  4. Fortimir macrumors 6502a

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  5. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, Apple, this is as far from your logo as one apple can get. Stop trolling.
     
  6. first-to-tea macrumors member

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    Next Apple will request markets remove apples from sale.
     
  7. johnyslats macrumors 65816

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    Hmm. About as "likely to be confused" as the MacRumors logo ;)
     
  8. smirking macrumors 68020

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    This reminds me of the time when Microsoft went after a young programmer named Mike Rowe who had the domain name mikerowesoft.com.

    Microsoft ended up with plenty of egg on its face.
     
  9. DoogH macrumors member

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    If you don't enforce your logo, you lose rights to it.

    This is how law works. They aren't being arrogant.
     
  10. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    Lol this is redic. The fact that Apple even took the time to be bothered by this ugly early 00 word art
     
  11. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Apple are doing us all a service if they can pull this '90s clipart logo from the face of history.
     
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    Perfect time for Apple Records to sue Apple, Inc.
     
  14. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    There's probably an employee at Apple who's only job is protecting copyrights. Gotta look like they're doing something to justify their salary.
    Personally I think apples (the fruit) should be banned from grocery stores, and every apple tree cut down. Apple juice should be illegal too.
     
  15. HenryFSU macrumors member

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    I think I saw that logo in the fruit section of my grocery store.;)
     
  16. koifish22 macrumors regular

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    Looks nothing like it. I could see if they went after Applebee's or something:

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  17. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    It would help if the leaf was facing the other direction, would be less similar, but it's still a stretch.
     
  18. Jeaz macrumors 6502

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    I think it's worth mentioning that Fremskrittspartiet is a far-right political party with anti-immigration politics, which probably plays into Apple not wanting to be associated with it.

    But still, the difference is quite substantial.
     
  19. breather macrumors member

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    Yup, they are asshats.
     
  20. GrumpyMom macrumors G3

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    That's nothing like the Apple logo. Why doesn't Apple go after Huawei and Xiaomi for copying the exact look of the camera bump of the X series? Oh yeah because they don't dare provoke China. I hope Norwegian comedians parody this mercilessly.
     
  21. ikramerica macrumors 6502

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    Its silly but the law requires Apple to defend it’s trademarks or lose them. It doesn't mean the party cant use it, but if Apple wins, the party can’t trademark it.
     
  22. Porco macrumors 68030

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    You can say it doesn't look all that much like Apple's logo, but it has the letter F on it and increasingly people may exclaim various words beginning with F when thinking of Apple, so perhaps they really need to get on this quick before confusion sets in... ;)
     
  23. paul4339 macrumors 65816

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    crazy... I'm surprised Apple doesn't go after apple producers for growing fruit that resembles it's logo. :(
     
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    Apple is nothing but irony and hypocrisy. The new, old Microsoft, indeed.
     
  25. paul4339 macrumors 65816

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    problem is that in Microsoft v mike rowe, they got bad press, but settled and got control of mikerowesoft.com. They got Mike Rowe moved to mikerowforums.com
     

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