Apple is taking legal action against developers of the recipes app over its pear logo.
The American giant claims that the application logo (Prepear) Very close to the Apple branded logo.
The company explained that the pear logo would cause the Apple logo to be weakened and make it difficult for consumers to distinguish between Prepear goods and services and Apple goods.
This is a violation of Lanham Law, Apple says.Lanham) Or the Trademarks Act 1946.
The problem started when the parent company came forward (Super Healthy KidsTo register a trademark for the Prepear logo.
The Prepear app allows users to store and organize recipes and design special meal plans.
Apple says: The applicant’s logo consists of a simple fruit design with a right-angled paper in the top right, and this design easily recalls the iconic Apple logo and creates a similar business impression.
“Apple’s brands are very famous and instantly recognizable, but the similarities in the applicant’s logo will overshadow any differences and cause the average consumer to believe that the applicant is associated with, affiliated with, or approved by Apple,” the company added.
Prepear co-founder Russell Monson started a petition called (Save the Pear from Apple), And the petition contained more than 14,000 signatures.
Monson wrote that the company is a small company with five employees who cannot afford a drawn-out legal battle with a company the size of Apple.
Apple’s court file states that customers may look at the Prepear logo and assume the recipe app is an Apple product because it is something Apple might do.
And Apple notes that it has many applications and services related to health and nutrition.
AndPublished Prepear co-owner Natalie Monson on Instagram is not trying to persuade people to stop using Apple products, but she wants Apple to back down.
“I feel a moral obligation to take a stand against Apple’s tough legal action against small businesses and fight for the right to keep our logo,” she wrote.
“We are defending ourselves against Apple not only to keep our logo, but to send a message to the big tech companies that bullying small businesses has consequences,” she added.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time that Apple has taken legal action against another company because of the logo similar in appearance to its logo.
In 2019 she sent a letter of objection to the patent office in Norway, arguing that the political party (Fremskrittspartiet) had Logo Apple looks a lot like its logo.
as such Intercepted On the emblem of a bicycle path in Germany had an enigmatic, apple-like design.