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Apple Computer wins Apple Corps lawsuit

Apple Computer has won the lawsuit filed by Apple Corps of The Beatles fame, reports Reuters. Apple Corps originally filed the lawsuit, saying that Apple Computer violated a 1991 trademark agreement by getting into the music business. “Apple Computer argued in court hearings in London earlier this year that iTunes was primarily a data transmission service, which is permitted by the agreement,” notes the story. “The 1991 out-of-court settlement, which included a US$26 million payment by Apple Computer, set out areas in which each party would have exclusive use of their respective fruit-shaped logos. ‘I find no breach of the trademark agreement has been demonstrated,’ Mr Justice Mann said in his judgment. ‘The action therefore fails.'” UPDATE: Reteurs has updated the story.

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