Chinese Company sued Apple for App Store Logo Copyright

Controversies and allegations never left their back when it is ‘Apple’ we are talking about. According to a recent news, Apple and Qualcomm – these two tech giants are accusing each other over several patent infringements.

In the past, Apple was also involved in several patent-related cases. There was also a gigantic EUR 13 billion fine slashed on Apple by EU over breaking the EU laws. In China, the company is now involved in a new lawsuit with the local clothing brand called KON. KON has the allegation of copying its logo which looks similar to the App Store logo in the current iOS and MacOS.

Apple replaced their App Store logo consisting of pencil, ruler, and paintbrush with a new logo featuring three plain sticks (kind of) on iOS and MacOS back in August this year. This incident ignited all the circumstances. According to KON, the new logo of the App Store on iOS and MacOS is a clear violation of the Chinese copyright law.

Now the Chinese company wants Apple to publicly apologize in the national media and pay the compensation for economic loss occurred. It even demanding Apple to stop selling the devices containing the logo which is the copy of KON brand. Currently, the Beijing People’s Court is working on this case. The judgment can be expected in the next couple of weeks. It will be interesting to see what happens if the judgment comes in favor of KON.

Apple doesn’t have a cozy history in these kinds of allegations so far. Last year, Apple lost the case in China against the maker of leather products for the iPhone trademark. But this time the company later settled down with Apple. Every year, Apple is facing quite a few allegations and lawsuits.There is also case filed against Apple by an Indian company called Vyooh. The Indian software maker is fighting with Apple over the use of the word “SplitView” on iPad. The SplitView is the feature on iPad, where two apps can be opened like the split-screen multitasking on Android.

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