Apple tells Chinese food company to change its logo

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  1. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    http://gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/2397/apple_tells_chinese_food_company_to_change_its_logo



    No one better defend this.
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Ridiculous Apple…

    OTOH, I think LG has more of a case. ;)

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  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I'd believe this more than Apple.
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    My first thought as well. I saw the logo and though lg. I sure as hell did not think apple.
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Every time I think this patent/trademark thing can't possibly get any more stupid, inevitably it does!

    I understand the need/right of a company to protect itself, but really - how much more ridiculous can this get?? :mad:

    (I know I'll regret asking that question... :p :rolleyes:)
     
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    All this coming from the company that "borrowed" Apple Records' name and logo and said it was fine because no one could possibly confuse a record company and computer company :rolleyes:

    Anyone who would confuse this company and Apple's logo is either blind or just a complete idiot.

    I'd say if anyone has a case, it's LG, but even that would be a stretch.

    Apple's just trying to be the next Monster Cable.
     
  7. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Who cares. This isn't even remotely product-related. Let them fight it out in court. Either outcome is pretty meaningless.
     
  8. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    I get my products from them.
     
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  10. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Yes, I'm sure you do. LOL

    This is a dispute over image.

    Either Sichuan Fangguo Food Co. will change their logo or they won't. Life will go on.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Like everyone else, I saw LG. Good to know that arrogance runs free at Apple even with Steveo gone.
     
  12. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    It's the secret ingredient. iPads get double the dose.

    Sent from my iPad
     
  13. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That was my initial thought as well. I hope the restaurant tells Apple to pound salt.
     
  14. roadbloc, Sep 7, 2011
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    Yep, my first thought was LG. Apple are very sue happy at the moment. Insane to think that Apple stole their logo of a record company anyway. Talk about being hypocritical.
     
  15. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I went in the store looking for an iPad and ended up walking out with some Noodles. This has now cost Apple the sale of an iPad thanks to my consumer confusion so I agree with what Apple are doing.




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  16. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Only you could find a way to defend apple here by calling it a non case. Never mind the fact that it is the latest example in a long list of stupid and abuses cases in Apple's trademark lawsuits.
     
  17. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    ZZzzz . . . these cases are a dime-a-dozen.

    There's no abuse here, just a legal challenge. People and corporate entities are allowed that.
     
  18. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Minus the fact that Apple is now following Monster Cable in the stupid ones. LG has a bigger case and considering the fact LG is not even bothering should say something.

    At least with Monster Cable they did not steal there name and logo from someone else.
     
  19. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Meaningless to you, personally. Because it doesn't effect product, it doesn't effect you.

    Whatever the outcome, it does effect the Chinese food company.

    There are things that Apple does that may not effect your life - but does effect the life of others.

    Yours appears to be a rather narcissistic world view.

    No offense - just one person's observation.
     
  20. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    So apparently Apple thinks it holds the copyright to leaves. :rolleyes:

    Really late to the thread and hate to agree with everyone already, but yeah, the logo does look like the love child of the Apple and LG logo.
     
  21. WiiDSmoker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Defending Apple until the day you die. Gross.
     
  22. *LTD*, Sep 7, 2011
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    There's no wrongdoing here, no matter how much you wish there was.

    Use of legal mechanisms in order to settle dispute are not inherently right or wrong, for anyone.



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    So what.

    They have the opportunity to prove their case and answer Apple's claim. If they cannot or will not do that successfully, then they were in the wrong, and life's tough. If they are successful, then Apple will be denied their claims and will probably pay costs. This stuff happens every damn day. Trademarks need to stand up to scrutiny, whether you're a one-man operation or multinational. If Apple's claim is truly unfounded then Fangguo has nothing to worry about.

    The courts provide answers to a test of (material) claims.

    Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah.
     
  23. AAPLaday Guest

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    Jesus that really resembles the LG logo. It looks like it could be one of their unfinished drafts
     
  24. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    It's pretty disingenuous to keep referring to them as a food company to make it seem like Apple is going after a trademark in a different industry. According to the article, they registered the logo for use in computer sales. That is the area that Apple is challenging their trademark (however ridiculous the claim may be.)
     
  25. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Additionally, the Nanchong, Sichuan-based Fangguo had applied to register its logo under 16 different product categories, including "notebook computers" and "electronic-game software," some of which overlap with categories in which Apple holds trademark registration.

    Possible Apple knockoff-artist-in-waiting? Chinese food company registers logo for notebook computers and software.

    Suspicious.

    But intent is not what's at issue here.
     

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