Apple also being sued over trademark violations – by Beatles

The case brought agaisnt Apple awhile ago by the Beatles Entered London’s High Court today.

Apple Computers was named partially as a nod to the Beatles “Apple Corps”. In 1989, when Apple computers added ‘music capabilities’ to their computers, the Beatles and Apple Corps sued. (Music capabilities included items such as ‘alert sounds’). A deal was worked out in 1991 that granted Apple Computers the right to their logo for “computers, data processing and telecommunications”, but not music.

With the introduction of ITunes, Apple Corps sued again.

Apple probably believed ITunes fell enough under computers and telecommunications. That’s now being settled by the courts.