Apple confirms Beatles court date

The Beatles' record label Apple Corps is seeking to stop Apple Computer's association with music, claiming trademark abuse. That trial is scheduled to begin in UK courts on March 27, 2006. Apple is also facing three new class action lawsuits and a new lawsuit from a French consumer group over the way it ties the iPod to the iTunes Music Store. A similar class action - Slattery v. Apple – has a hearing set for June 6, 2005. This lawsuit alleges that Apple is unlawfully tying iPods to its iTunes Music Store. It also says Apple is in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, California Business and Professions Code Section 16700 et seq.

News source: Macworld | UK

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