It's like comparing apples and apples: Apple Corps, the Beatles' recording and production company won two previous trademark infringement lawsuits against Apple, the computer company, essentially because the latter took the former's name and also entered created products that could create, distribute and play music, and entered the business of selling music via iTunes.
Steven Jobs reportedly named his own company after the Beatles' firm as a sort of tribute.
However, a third lawsuit ended in a legal settlement in 2007 and, as a result, the Beatles' Apple lost the rights to its logo. Now Apple Inc., the Steve Jobs' Apple, is working to secure rights to the image for use on a variety of products. It just doesn't seem right, somehow.
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