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The Beatles Cede Logo To Apple

The Beatles Cede Logo To Apple
10/30/2012 11:07 AM ET

The Beatles' record label, Apple Records, no longer owns the trademark Apple logo. After years of court battles, electronics giant Apple has secured ownership over the logo.

The dispute between the record label and computer company goes back many years. In 2007 the two parties settled their dispute, which resulted in Apple purchasing all of the Beatles' trademarks related to "Apple," and licensing them back to the group.

"We love the Beatles," Apple founder Steve Jobs said following the settlement. "And it has been painful being at odds with them over these trademarks. It feels great to resolve this in a positive manner, and in a way that should remove the potential of further disagreements in the future."

In 2011, Apple decided to go one step further by moving to secure its right to the Granny Smith trademark. That right was granted last week.

by RTT Staff Writer

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