1. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    This is out of hand now: Apple attempts to trademark the LEAF ? The Register

    Apple is definitely getting way out of hand with their patent/lawsuit frenzy.
    12-10-2012 08:03 PM
  2. atrain2324's Avatar
    This is out of hand now: Apple attempts to trademark the LEAF ? The Register

    Apple is definitely getting way out of hand with their patent/lawsuit frenzy.
    Is Apple gonna sue Mother Nature and tell her to stop growing trees in North America with tilted sharp ended ovals? Then I shall trademark the sole use of a triangle...then anyone else who is using a triangle regardless of prior art will be litigated.

    This is really plain stupid.
    12-10-2012 10:22 PM
  3. Shadowriver's Avatar
    Is Apple gonna sue Mother Nature and tell her to stop growing trees in North America with tilted sharp ended ovals? Then I shall trademark the sole use of a triangle...then anyone else who is using a triangle regardless of prior art will be litigated.

    This is really plain stupid.
    I would be not supriced if triangle is already traidemarked... isn't Sony have trademark on few circled shapes?

    Anyway i think they trying to block those apple logo mutations this way
    12-11-2012 10:03 AM
  4. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    I would be not supriced if triangle is already traidemarked... isn't Sony have trademark on few circled shapes?

    Anyway i think they trying to block those apple logo mutations this way
    They sued a grocery company in some other country cause their logo resembled Apple's. They will literally put on a patent on/sue for anything these days.
    12-11-2012 01:45 PM
  5. Shadowriver's Avatar
    They sued a grocery company in some other country cause their logo resembled Apple's. They will literally put on a patent on/sue for anything these days.
    Yes one in poland that what i mean by apple logo mutations, note that it had identical leaf shape
    12-11-2012 02:50 PM
  6. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    Yes one in poland that what i mean by apple logo mutations, note that it had identical leaf shape
    I like the joke this article makes "What's next? The white space around the leaf?" It'd be funnier if there wasn't the chance that Apple would actually do that which at this point wouldn't be that surprising.
    12-11-2012 04:00 PM
  7. Shadowriver's Avatar
    I like the joke this article makes "What's next? The white space around the leaf?" It'd be funnier if there wasn't the chance that Apple would actually do that which at this point wouldn't be that surprising.
    What do you mean white space around leaf? You can trademark only graphical symbols and names
    12-11-2012 04:02 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    How dare anyone try to trademark parts of their logo.
    12-11-2012 04:04 PM
  9. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    What do you mean white space around leaf? You can trademark only graphical symbols and names
    It's a joke (as I said in my post) that the writer of the article makes.
    12-11-2012 04:26 PM
  10. xlDeMoNiClx's Avatar
    How dare anyone try to trademark parts of their logo.
    Your sarcasm in favor of Apple is not surprising either. It's a freakin leaf. That would be like HTC putting a patent on using a Capital H, T, or C in your name.
    12-11-2012 04:28 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    Your sarcasm in favor of Apple is not surprising either. It's a freakin leaf. That would be like HTC putting a patent on using a Capital H, T, or C in your name.
    Actually, it's not like that at all.

    I'm pretty sure if some company used the same stylized M that Motorola uses, Google would have an issue with it.

    I'm pretty sure if some company used graphics similar to the what's beside the HTC logo below, HTC would have an issue with it.



    This isn't Apple trying to trademark all leafs. The Toronto Maple Leafs logo is fine. The Canadian flag is fine.
    12-11-2012 04:34 PM
  12. Shadowriver's Avatar
    Your sarcasm in favor of Apple is not surprising either. It's a freakin leaf. That would be like HTC putting a patent on using a Capital H, T, or C in your name.
    Trademarks are not patents, they are brand related, not invention related. Unlike invention that really at the end does not matter, brands contains marketing value that gathers even if brand owner don't want to, because of human nature of identifying things by names and symbols. By using Apple logo on your own product you use marketing value that you don't own and didn't work for, so yea unlike patents, trademarks are bigger deal and as Ry said even other companies would react on that.

    Also trademarks are not reserving idea but specific symbol and only that symbol, so that leaf won't effect other leaf logos that look diffrent, mentioned HTC is not exception which is also trademarked btw
    Ry likes this.
    12-11-2012 04:59 PM

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