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Apple, Prepear enter settlement negotiations over fruit logo trademark


#Apple and #Prepear recently entered settlement talks over the meal planning app’s disputed pear-shaped logo, a design which the tech giant maintains is too similar to its own iconic apple mark.

The iPhone maker raised eyebrows in #August when it formally objected to a trademark application from meal planning firm #Super #Healthy #Kids, which filed for a minimalist pear illustration to go along with its app #Prepear. #According to #Apple, the pear logo bears too close a resemblance to its “famous #Apple #Logo” and “creates a similar commercial impression.”

#Prepear accused #Apple of engaging in “bullying” tactics that cost the company “many thousands of dollars” and resulted in the layoff of at least one employee. #In response, #Prepear co-founder and COO #Russell #Monson launched a petition to “save the pear” and “end #Apple’s aggressive opposition of businesses with fruit logos.”

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“#Apple has been opposing small businesses with fruit-related logos by starting expensive legal action even when those logos don’t look anything like #Apple’s logo, or aren’t in the same line of business as #Apple at all,” the petition reads.

#So far, the appeal has garnered nearly 270,000 signatures.

The saga might soon come to a close, however, as the U.S. #Patent and #Trademark #Office’s #Trademark #Trial and #Appeal #Board last week announced #Apple and #Prepear have entered talks to settle the matter. #As reported by #MacRumors, the body suspended trial proceedings as the two parties discuss a detente.

#If a settlement is not reached, #Apple’s action will recommence on #Jan. 23.



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https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/12/30/apple-prepear-enter-settlement-negotiations-over-fruit-logo-trademark

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