Apple has taken a break from its tech-industry patent bullying to do some more traditional trademark bullying. Its target is Apfelkind, a small German coffeehouse/child's playroom that opened this year whose logo, according to Apple's lawyers, might possibly look sort of similar to the Apple mark, perhaps. Why they would go after this cafe and not, say, all those bootleg Apple stores in China is beyond me. But it's not like anyone in Apple's publicity cult will notice one way or the other. Still, this sort of thing irks me. Gateway never sued anyone for using cow print, after all. Via Adland.
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