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Apple accused of copying trademarked railway clock design

Apple accused of copying trademarked railway clock design

Apple is known for chasing everyone and anyone who seems to be free-riding on their design.  However, this time, Apple might have to defend itself against a possible trademark infringement claim by the Swiss Federal Railway Service (SBB).  Apple is allegedly using a copy of the SBB’s railway clock in the IOS 6 for the iPad.  The design was created by an SBB employee back in 1944 and is now owned by the SBB.  This issue comes up a few weeks after Apple won the infringement lawsuit against Samsung, accusing the latter of copying some design elements of the iPhone.  I can only say – what goes around, comes around.

 

 

 

 

Rowena Dungca

Rowena Dungca is a Master of Laws (LLM) student in the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law program at Fordham. She received her law degree from the University of Vienna and worked as an associate in Austria before coming to New York. She runs three blogs of her own and loves to write just about anything – parenting woes, best diaper deals, immigrants’ rights and, of course, Apple’s never ending tale of lawsuits.