Soon it will be owned by Apple, and discontinued.http://www.briscoes.co.nz/Product/1012703?gclid=Cj0KEQjwyN7JBRCZn7LKgb3ki8kBEiQAaLEsqoDO6iGbRAV_MA9bHyc-8mYJaXvvUKsqa6agb5n8UdUaAkpX8P8HAQ
These guys just got a lot of extra promotion. And a lawsuit.
Right. Like Apple Records and Apple Computer could coexist and did coexist for many years without issue. Apple Records only sued Apple once it moved into the music industry with iTunes. I believe the case was settled out of court.If I'm not mistaken, at least in regards to US trademark rules, companies can use the same 'name' as long as the products aren't similar. Sure, that can be a grey area in some cases, but as 'mike' said, there's no confusion between a computer operating system and backpacks.
Look at Delta Faucets and Delta Airlines, Gerber knives and Gerber baby food, Monster Cables and Monster energy drink, Domino's Pizza and Domino Sugar, and so on.
It was a long complicated battle......https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Corps_v_Apple_ComputerRight. Like Apple Records and Apple Computer could coexist and did coexist for many years without issue. Apple Records only sued Apple once it moved into the music industry with iTunes. I believe the case was settled out of court.
Right, but the point is you can have a product with the same name as another so long as the two products do not cross markets.It was a long complicated battle......https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Corps_v_Apple_Computer
I was just going to mention the film. 1941 film noir heist flick staring Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart. Based on the novel High Sierra by W.R. BurnettHigh Sierra is also a clothing line, in book titles dating back a century or more, a CD-ROM (remember those?) format, a trail, a film, multiple food and gift chains, and no doubt many other things. I remember seeing it regularly when I was living/climbing in California in the 70s. Making a general claim on High Sierra feels like it would be right up there with trying to control all uses of the word "windows."