Apple vs. Apple Heats Up

Since it's inception in 1975, Apple Computer Inc. has been one of the driving forces behind the world-wide adoption of the PC. They are currently wrapped up in a legal battle with "Apple Corps", the company created by the 60's rock group The Beatles.

Apple Corps claims that an 11 year-old agreement between the two companies forbids Apple Computer Inc. from using their "apple" trademark on any application which "principle content is music". Legal insiders claim that the largest out of court settlement on record is in the works, that could see Apple Computer dishing out a record settlement.

Both sides have declined to comment on anything related to the impending settlement. An Apple spokesperson did however refer back to an earlier statement reinforcing that the two companies still have "differing interpretations" about the original agreement. The case continues.

News source: Forbes.com

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