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iPod lawsuits transferred, Apple vs. Apple decision due soon

Six lawsuits filed against Apple over iPod nano problems have been consolidated and transferred to the Northern District of California. The case will now be heard by Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose. “Three lawsuits have been filed in California and one each in New Jersey, New York and Louisiana on behalf of customers who claimed their iPod nanos scratched excessively with normal use,” reports CNET News.com. “The suits also allege that Apple failed to disclose and repair the alleged defect and that Apple failed to abide by the warranty.” Meanwhile, Macworld UK reports that the judgement in the Apple Computer vs. Apple Corps case will take place on Monday, May 8. “Justice Edward Mann has been deliberating on the case since before Easter,” the publication notes. “At the ruling he will reveal if he has decided to grant an injunction barring Apple Computer from using its logo within iTunes.”

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1

Hmm..the meltdown starts?

Posted by jonny on April 28, 2006 at 4:12 PM (CDT)

2

Whats the problem with them using their logo within their own program; iTunes?  That makes no sense to me.

Posted by Dewey on April 28, 2006 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

3

The problem is they signed an agreement with Apple Records to never use the Apple logo in conjunction with selling music.

It goes back to the original lawsuit where Apple Records sued over the use of the fruit-shaped icon as a logo.  The settlement from that action states that Apple Computer cannot use the logo for music sales.  They did it anyway.  Apple Records called foul.

Posted by stark23x on April 28, 2006 at 6:40 PM (CDT)

4

Dear Sir Paul and Ringo,

if you win I will never buy beatles products again. Ironically in the other case with apple and thinksecret I hope apple loses.
Reasons:
-the first lawsuit is opportunism. No one in their right mind would confuse the two logo’s. They are very very different. IN FACT since this whole mess started apple has made their logo even less similar (if possible) by removing color from the logo. At the time of the first settlement Apple Computers should not have caved so easily. Unfortunately the label/studio had more money and lawyers.
-the second lawsuit is bullying and corporate strong arming. Apple should be dealing with that issue internally like they did with the aperture team. Personally i think it was a viral marketing experiment gone bad and someone it trying to save face.

Posted by blacklily on April 29, 2006 at 10:46 AM (CDT)

5

So blacklily, if Apple wins the second case, you’ll never buy Apple products again? ;) Come on, there’s gonna be a deal struck between the Apples, everything will be just fine, the Beatles catalog will appear on iTunes, and things will be just tickety boo for another 10 or 15 years until the new “Apple Corps Beatles Media Center & Personal Digital Player” appears and Apple sue them! ;)

Posted by Magic Rabbits in Aberdeen, Scotland on April 29, 2006 at 11:42 AM (CDT)

6

the weird thing is, i have seen the apple corps logo and is nothing like the apple computer logo.

Posted by zerock on April 29, 2006 at 5:16 PM (CDT)

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