Apple Buys Out The Beatles for Apple Corps Logo Rights
It has taken years of back and forth, but Apple Inc has bought out Apple Corps official logo. For those not in the know, Apple Corps was the corporation founded by The Beatles. The Canadian IP Office has now disclosed that company?s logo has become a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
The story according to Mashable:
The two companies engaged in several trademark-related disputes, finally settling their qualms in February 2007. Under the terms of the agreement, Apple Inc. owns all the trademarks related to ?Apple,? licensing them back to Apple Corps for continued use.
In March 2011, to ensure ownership of the logo, Apple filed for the Apple Corps logo trademark in Europe under 14 International Classifications covering, among other matters, computer hardware, online social networking services, mobile phones, musical instruments, games, clothing/headgear and advertising.
Now, after some unsuccessful opposition by a company called Apple Box Productions Sub Inc., Apple Inc. officially owns the legendary logo, depicting a Granny Smith apple. Don?t expect to see it on an Apple product, though ? Apple?s iconic logo has only become simpler over the years.