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Apple Computer Inc. and Apple Corps reach agreement

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2007 7:39 User comments (5)

Apple Computer Inc. and Apple Corps reach agreement The dispute between Apple Computer Inc. and Apple Corps over the use of the trademark "Apple" has finally been settled. Apple Computer Inc. is to take full control of the Apple brand and license certain trademarks back to Apple Corps - a record company started by the Beatles - for continued use. The two companies have been in a dispute over this issue for more than 25 years.
Steve Jobs said the long running dispute had been "painful". "We love the Beatles and it has been painful being at odds with them over these trademarks." he said. "It feels great to resolve this in a positive manner, and in a way that should remove the potential of further disagreements in the future."

The dispute dates back to 1980, when the George Harrison noticed an advert for Apple computers in a magazine. "It is great to put this dispute behind us and move on. The years ahead are going to be very exciting times for us." Apple Corps manager Neil Aspinall said. "We wish Apple Inc every success and look forward to many years of peaceful co-operation with them."

Source:
BBC News

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5 user comments

15.2.2007 15:17

Nice to know that this had a harmounisy ending being all musical with The Beatles and Itunes :)

25.2.2007 15:32

finally, the beatles are my favorite band and Macintosh's are my favorite computer

36.2.2007 4:35

Originally posted by andy409:
finally, the beatles are my favorite band and Macintosh's are my favorite computer
:)

46.2.2007 4:41

Originally posted by borhan9:
Nice to know that this had a harmounisy ending being all musical with The Beatles and Itunes :)
yep, i think that whole dispute was silly in the first place

56.2.2007 9:07

So they fianly made a back room deal they both like........oy....

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