Well, here we go again folks. Another ridiculous example of a big multinational trying to use its strength and might to abuse the trademarking system.
The last time I wrote about this kind of abuse was with the announcement that Cadbury had been awarded the ownership of ‘that purple’. This time however, the culprit is Apple.
So what exactly are they trying to do now? As you may be aware I’m not a fan of Apple, in fact I’d go as far as to say I despise them. They have already tried to get sole use of an apple as a logo…but this is Apple and that is simply not enough. So now they want ownership of a generic leaf shape too!
Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the trademarking of things…but this is just a simple shape. Below are just a few quick examples of other brands out there using this shape and there are countless more.
You will all have seen this shape used countless times yourself and you will continue to. So, is this right of Apple to try and trademark it? Or, is it just one step too far from Apple?