In this whole global world market, the company tries to make a great impact on the general customers. Companies try to build their image in people’s mind to bring progress in their business with many different ways. So, they come with some unique logo that can grasp the few areas of the market. Apple files opposition notice against a recipe management app called “Prepear”. They have used a logo of “pear” which Apple company claims to be similar.
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The app “Prepear” has a logo of minimalistic pear fruit designed with a right-angled leaf that creates a similar impact like Apple. Apple claims that the “Prepear” company also violates the Lanham Act, where a company can not use the same existing logo of existing trademarked logos. Apple files opposition against the company because the company doesn’t want their customers to get confused. Their customers can also end up with the conclusion that it might be Apple’s product.
Apple Files Opposition Notice Against “Prepear”
In accordance with the situation, the co-founder of Prepear Russel Monson started a petition “Save the Pear from Apple! End Apple’s aggressive opposition of business with fruit logos” which has crossed over 14000 signatures. This petition started when the Apple court filing added that “The Apple marks are so famous and instantly recognizable that the similarities in applicants mark will overshadow any differences and cause the ordinary consumer to believe the applicant is related to, affiliated with or endorsed by Apple”.
After the filing, another founding member of Prepear, Natalie Monson shared a post regarding this opposition on her Instagram handle saying “to save their small business from the trillion-dollar company”. And the post also says that it is not only for their logo but also for the present small-scale companies that have been bullied by big tech companies.
This is not the first time that the Apple company files opposition notice against another company for the same reason. In 2019, they sent an objection letter that the political party Fremskirttspartiet had an Apple logo to the patent office in Norway. Also, In Germany that had an Apple-like design for their cycling path had been objectified by the Apple company.