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Arrogant Apple claims that it owns the trademark for all apples

by on20 June 2023

Despite an appearance in the Book of Genesis

Fruity cargo cult Apple has now become so arrogant and deluded that it thinks it owns the trademark on all Apples.

This is despite there being centuries of prior art, not to mention the fact that Apples have grown on trees for millions of years, Apple insists it invented them all. We assume that means it wants a third of the price of every Apple grown worldwide.

Jobs Mob is mounting legal cases in dozens of countries for the sole right to use Apples on its products.

One case is the Fruit Union Suisse which is 111 years old and for most of its history, it has had as its symbol a red apple with a white cross -- the Swiss national flag superimposed on one of its most common fruit.

Now the oldest and largest fruit farmer's organisation in Switzerland, worries it might have to change its logo, because Apple has huge amounts of money to bully its way through any court in the land.

Fruit Union Suisse director Jimmy Mariethoz says: "We have a hard time understanding this, because it's not like they're trying to protect their bitten apple. Their objective here is really to own the rights to an actual apple, which, for us, is something that is really almost universal ... that should be free for everyone to use."

According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation's records, Apple has made similar requests to dozens of IP authorities worldwide, with varying degrees of success.

Authorities in Japan, Turkey, Israel, and Armenia have already surrendered and it seems that no government has an interest in telling Jobs’ Mob where to stick its trademark.

What is odd is that trademark law is clear. Apple can only claim trademarks on electronic goods and cannot claim on generic images of common goods -- like apples – which are clearly in the public domain, or have nothing to do with its actual product.

We guess after this, Apple can insist that all paintings of Apples depict its trademark and must be handed over immediately.  We wonder if fruity Apple produces are next. 


Last modified on 20 June 2023
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