is considered to be one of the most successful companies in the world. Similar to what each and every other company does, they are adapting to compete with the market competitors. Thus, when it comes to Apple products, a consumer must be fully aware of each products and service’s legal information and resources.
Along the way we can encounter different situations were Apple Inc. faced some legal issues and had to appeal it to the courts for support. Such as Samsung Inc. incident.
Other than resolving their disputes in court, Apple Inc. occasionally try to resolve its disputes outside the court by following some alternative disputes resolution methods. This is exactly how they resolve false trademark resolution, by communicating directly with the intended party and asking them to take the actions required.
In this paper we will examine both methods that were used by Apple Inc. to resolve their …show more content…
It prefer to leave the disputes of the third-parties to be solved by its parts, may it be reaching an agreement or by court of law.
Case B: Apple Corps Vs Apple Computer:
Summary and analysis:
This case is between the company owned by The Beatles, Apple Corps (Claimant) and Apple Inc. (Defendant). The dispute lasted from 1978 to 2006 over several issues. The High Court of Justice announced the judgment on May 2006 in favor of Apple Inc.
1978-1981: In 1978, the Claimant sued Apple Inc. for trademark infringing. The lawsuit was settled in 1981 with an amount being paid to the Claimant, Apple Corps. The amount paid was $80,000, as a condition of the settlement, Apple Corps agreed not to participate in computer businesses, and Apple Inc. agreed not to participate in music businesses.
In 1986-1989, Apple.inc added an audio recording capabilities to its computers included putting a sound chip. This led Apple Corps to sue Apple Inc. claiming it is a violation of the settlement agreed on 1981. This forced Apple Inc. to stop adding advanced built-in musical