Apple is taking on New York City in the courts on grounds of copyright infringement.
Filed in September 2007, the case Apple Inc.s bought against the Big Apple stems from the logo used for the city’s environmental awareness campaign, reports Crain’s. That logo uses the outline of an apple with a leaf on top – and Apple reckons it’s too similar to the logo it now uses with complete impunity, following the settlement of a long-standing dispute on the matter of the logo with The Beatles’ Apple Corps.
Apple Inc now claims the Big Apple’s apple is too similar to its own logo.
New Yorkers are a tough breed, and their chief lawyer Counsel Michael Cardozo has fired back a counterclaim demanding the case be thrown out. Noting the differences between the logos and that Apple doesn’t sell mugs or caps (the kind of merchandise Apple-emblazoned during the green campaign), arguing that any confusion between the two logos is unlikely.
Apple Inc.’s legal team are pursuing the case, the report indicates. The below image represnts the "A Greener Apple" logo – which bares a stronger resemblance to the NY one…sort of….if you squint a bit…and have a few drinks…and turn the lights down low….