Apple Corps Delivers First Salvo in Current Case vs. Apple Computer

Apple Corps legal counsel Geoffrey VosHere, we gave you guys a backgrounder on the long-running dispute between the music company named Apple Corps and Apple Computer.

The current case kicked off just a few hours ago at the London High Court.  In his opening statement, Apple Corps counsel Geoffrey Vos declared that Apple Computer could go into the recorded music business in any way – but they couldn’t do so using the Apple trademark, as that would run counter to the agreement they both entered into back in 1991. 

Vos went to some lengths to prove that Apple Computer is indeed guilty of breaching the agreement.  He demonstrated how the iTunes software worked for the presiding judge, played a TV ad featuring Coldplay that clearly displayed the Apple logo, and said that what he showed is clear evidence that Apple Computer’s logo is intimately associated with the process of purchasing a song from iTunes.

Apple Computer’s own legal counsels will be giving their own opening statements later today. Check back with us for more updates.
Apple Corps legal counsel Geoffrey VosHere, we gave you guys a backgrounder on the long-running dispute between the music company named Apple Corps and Apple Computer.

The current case kicked off just a few hours ago at the London High Court.  In his opening statement, Apple Corps counsel Geoffrey Vos declared that Apple Computer could go into the recorded music business in any way – but they couldn’t do so using the Apple trademark, as that would run counter to the agreement they both entered into back in 1991. 

Vos went to some lengths to prove that Apple Computer is indeed guilty of breaching the agreement.  He demonstrated how the iTunes software worked for the presiding judge, played a TV ad featuring Coldplay that clearly displayed the Apple logo, and said that what he showed is clear evidence that Apple Computer’s logo is intimately associated with the process of purchasing a song from iTunes.

Apple Computer’s own legal counsels will be giving their own opening statements later today. Check back with us for more updates.

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