3. Apple vs. the Victoria School of Business and Technology
Also in 2008, Apple took on Canada's Victoria School of Business and Technology over its apple-shaped logo. The company sent the school a cease and desist letter (PDF), according to VSBT's Web site, that demanded it drop the logo from its identity.
"Your business logo ... reproduces, without authority, our client's Apple design logo which it widely uses. By doing so, you are infringing Apple's rights, and further, falsely suggesting that Apple has authorized your activities," Apple's letter to the institution reportedly read.
"Are you suggesting that anyone using any variation of an apple for technology education is infringing on Apple's trademark?" the school's president responded (PDF).
I'm still awaiting that answer.
4. Apple vs. Adults Only
Apple is currently in the midst of fighting Adults Only, a pornographic channel run by Australia's Foxtel, according to a story published in The Sydney Morning Herald. The Adults Only logo shown on the official Foxtel Web site involves a small red apple nestled within a stylized letter "S."
Wow. The resemblance is uncanny -- at least, if you're speaking in a purely sarcastic sense.
5. Apple vs. Poison Apple
Apple's also attacking a music festival promoter called Poison Apple, The Herald reports. According to the paper, the promoter's logo shows a bitten apple sitting on top of crossed bones.
So, my question: What's next -- Apple suing God because the fruit is too similar to its logo?
Hey, you just never know.