Earlier this month, we reported that The Beatlesi record label had sued Apple over the iPod and the iTunes Music Store (iTMS). At issue is a long standing (dis)agreement over what Apple can and can not do when it comes to music, due to the fact that Apple Corps owns a trademark on its name. The next week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs made comments to The Independent, a UK newspaper, saying that the court case might well have to go to court. The paper also quoted him as saying that the agreement over which Apple Corps is suing was one that he inherited, but that he was having to deal with it now.
Today, The Times Online, the online branch of UK newspaper The Times, is adding a bit more to the public warning from Mr. Jobs. According to The Times Online, Mr. Jobs has let it be known that the court battle could "drag on for a few years." The short mention from the short article:
Mr Jobs told The Times that the two sides latest quarrel looks destined to be decided by a judge. He said: Itis really stupid. We canit reach an agreement, but the courts could drag on for a few years.
Thereis additional background information on the situation in the full article.