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Old Oct 02, 2003, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Beatles Suit Against Apple Computers Could Last Years

Beatles Suit Against Apple Computers Could Last Years
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The legal scuffle between the Beatles' record label Apple Corps Ltd. and Apple Computers Inc over the use of the name is heating up again. After years of legal wrangling, Apple Corps, which is owned by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison, agreed in 1981 to allow the computer company to use the Apple name if they would limit their use of it to just computers. However, now that Apple Computers has launched their iTunes digital music service, Apple Corps is claiming the California computer maker is in violation of that agreement, and is suing for damages in a London court.

Apple Computer Inc.'s Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs (news - web sites) told the London Times, "The whole thing is unfortunate because we love the Beatles." In fact, his company showed some of that love in 1991 when Apple Computers reportedly paid Apple Corps over $26 million dollars in a follow-up agreement to the original agreement.

Apple Corps contends that the use of the apple logo with Apple Computer's new online music store, iTunes, and iPod, the portable device for playing digital music, damages the interests of the Beatles' famous apple trademark.
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Old Oct 02, 2003, 06:41 PM   #2
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Yeah ive always thought of that.... apple computers and apple corps doing that.....
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Old Oct 02, 2003, 10:01 PM   #3
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Hahahaha That's funny.
I love that.
Damn das freakin' funny.

WE ARE THE BEATLES AND WE OWN YOUR RAINBOW FRUIT*
ASS! Bad nerds, bad! [img]graemlins/spank.gif[/img]

Yeah I think that they have every right to do that, they thought of it 1st.

*Not a gay joke

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Old Oct 06, 2003, 03:51 AM   #4
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That's interesting. I heard that Apple got sued once before but I was confused as to why Apple Computers still used the name Apple...
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Old Oct 06, 2003, 04:18 AM   #5
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I think it was when Apple (the evil one) started venturing into CD-roms - Apple (the good one) soon put a stop to that...

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Old Oct 08, 2003, 05:48 AM   #6
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Well, things we said today... in fact Apple Computers bastids have to think in change their name... that's the problem with being nice with someone... and the worst of all, the beatles maybe have nothing to do with all this actions... hope apple computers begins to rotten soon, and the great green apple (30 years old!) remains the same... by the way... lets eat a colorful apple!
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