Apple sues Chinese Food Company for Copying their Logo

By  at Thursday, September 08, 2011  

According to Go Chen Doo, objections have been filed by Apple with Chinese regulators on a trademark filing for the logo of Sichuan Fangguo Food Company.



Apple sent a letter to the company advising them to remove the leaf present in the image of their logo and asked them to reframe its application in two categories for trademark, “Notebook Computers’ and ‘Electronic Game Software”, two different markets in which Apple could compete but the food company couldn’t. Li Gousheng sent the letter on Apple’s behalf, said that the new trademark applications in China will be closely monitored by Apple and its opposition to the trademark application will be withdrawn by Apple, if the two conditions mentioned above were fulfilled. But to some gazes, it seems to be a copy of LG logo rather than Apple.

It really does seem as the Chinese Company has taken LG logo and added an apple core and leaf. But there are no reports that this logo has been noticed by LG. On Apple’s claim, Fangguo CEO Zhao Yi called balderdash and said that his logo was created long before he had ever heard of Apple, in 1980s. Mr. Zhao said,”There’s a leaf so you can tell it’s an apple, but it also contains two Chinese characters. The orientation is also different, and ours is a totally different shape. When I started Fangguo, I had never even heard of Apple.”
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