Apple Suing Polish Grocery Chain A.pl Over Brand Name
Apple is suing Polish grocery store a.pl according to Polish website Telepolis. Apple is saying that the name a.pl can create confusion and take away from the search results to Apple.com. This seems absurd because if you search “apple” on Google, the first 7 results are all about the iPhone-making company and one of those results is a Wikipedia article on the “apple” fruit.
“Apple brand is widely recognized and the company says that A.pl, by using the name that sounds similar, is using Apple’s reputation,” stated patent office spokesman Adam Taukert.
“The accusation is ludicrous” said A.pl CEO Radoslaw Celinski.