Niall O Broin wrote:
>On Tuesday 4 May 2004, ciaran17 at eircom.net (Ciaran Mac Lochlainn) wrote:
>>>It was the makers of Asterix & Obelix who sued Mobilix, and I think they
>>lost. I think the Beatles lost too.
>>>>>>Wrong on both counts. Mobilix lost, for some bizarre reason (who could
>possibly be confused between an operating system and a fat^H^H^H cartoon
>character who is a victim of evil fast boar sellers) - see
>http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/34052.>>Apple Computer lost a case to Apple Music (publishers of the Beatles' music)
>and as part of that case, they agreed not to re-enter the music business.
>Unsurprisingly, Apple Music is now suing Apple Computer AGAIN over ITMS. The
>smart money would be on Apple Music IMO.
>>>I stand corrected on both counts. :-(
But... (there's always a but) Mobilix lost because the Munich Higher
Regional Court regarded them as "passing off". And Apple Computer lost
because they were trying to get into the music business, where Apple
Music already had a trademark. So yes, the smart money would have to be
on Apple Music to win again in a music-related action.
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