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Apple goes after Polish grocery store

No Apple, no way, keep the lawyers away
Tue Sep 11 2012, 17:04
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MOBILE PHONE FLOGGER Apple has sicced its lawyers on a Polish grocery store because its name might confuse some people.

The store is called A.pl and that's apparently enough to get Apple's lawyers involved these days.

We've not been able to get in contact with the firm, but have put the relevant question to Apple. Meanwhile, A.pl chief executive Radoslaw Celinski said to Reuters simply, "The accusation is ludicrous."

Since it is expected to launch the next Iphone tomorrow we can be sure that Apple's PR people are fighting with each other to deal with questions about heavy-handed legal actions in Poland today.

We have managed to find the relevant information on the Polish Patent Office website. There we learn that Apple has three problems with the company.

Firstly, it has a sign that is similar to Apple's, secondly, it's name is similar, and thirdly, it allegedly is trading on Apple's reputation.

According to the Polish Patent office Apple has asked for the name and logo of the retailer to be cancelled. µ

 

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