Apple Computer Loses First Round Against The Beatles

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The court case between Apple Computer and The Beatlesi record label, Apple Corps, will not be held in California, despite Apple Computeris requests, according to an article at Forbes. Apple Corps is suing Apple Computer for violating an agreement which stated that Apple Computer would only use the Apple trademark on computer products. Apple Corps claims that this agreement was violated when Apple Computer introduced the iTunes Music Store. From Forbes:

The California computer maker has been embroiled in a trademark dispute since September with the similarly named London-based Apple Corps., the company formed in 1968 to manage the bandis business interests and act as its music label.

Apple Corps. took the computer maker to court, accusing Apple Computer of violating a 1991 agreement specifying that it could use the Apple trademark for computer products only.

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A London High Court judge on Tuesday struck down Appleis request to have the case heard by California courts. The computer maker argued the U.S. was the proper place for the hearing as this was where the original agreement between the two companies was struck.

You can read the full article at Forbesi Web site.

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