Apple sues New York

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    Apple sues New York

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    i THiNK iT iS ok, they have BiG iMage so they have full RiGHT to save THEiR logo from MiSUSE!


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    Well, the two seem to be legally distinct. I don't think Apple has a case. I hope this is some sort of weird publicity stunt.

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    Google should sue too. Let's get on the NY Logo bandwagon!
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Well, the two seem to be legally distinct. I don't think Apple has a case. I hope this is some sort of weird publicity stunt.
    I reckon apple are just looking for some extra cash from an out of court settlement. If anything, any confusion that would result from this would actually be good for Apple. Since the NY logo is not even a product I doubt Apple's design registraton would hold much weight here

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    It's pretty odd actually, not only is it a ridiculous law suit, but it goes against apple's approach of "being cool". Suing New York over an apple isn't "cool".

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_g View Post
    Since the NY logo is not even a product I doubt Apple's design registraton would hold much weight here
    The problem apparently is that it is being used on some of the same items apples places its logo on... mugs, pens and such
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Maybe they can use the cash to subsidise the cost of their overpriced proprietary machines (some people call them computers).

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    First let me state that I dont like Apple for a lot of reasons, some good, some bad, some indifferent, none of which I will go into here. The same goes for New York, so hopefully one bias balances the other.

    That said, its obviously an infringment. The leaf hangs the same direction, the bite has the same proportions to the apple, hell it looks like someone copy/pasted the apple logo and clicked the fill button. I don't think think Apple could lose this case even in a New York court using a public defender.

    Most likely they already have an out of court settlement and are just both hoping for a lot of free publicity.
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    I thought the article description would be sufficient. I pulled this from an ad.

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    I better avoid taking bites out of apples with a stem and a leaf, Apple may sue me.

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    Ah, well that logo is obviously NOT an infringment and Apple should be sanctioned for frivolous litigation. I was under the impression that the OP posted the offending logo.
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    Next up, Apple sues area local for taking a bite out of an apple.

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    Apple sues McRuff the crime dog for taking a bite out of crime.
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    public defender for Mcgruff "the Crime Dog" Lewis claims apple's lawsuit is "asinine, overreaching".

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    greenNYC... that's funny. Kinda like "greenish" which makes for a rather accurate description.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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