Beatles lose case against Apple Computer
However, Apple Corps, the company formed by the legendary UK band, tags the verdict 'wrong' and is set to file an appeal.india Updated: May 09, 2006 14:19 IST
Apple Corps, the company formed by legendary British band The Beatles is set to appeal after it lost the multi million pound High Court trademark battle against US giant Apple Computer.
The company had accused the American namesake company of violating an agreement by selling music using the famous name and logo.
A flag showing the Apple Computer logo flies outside the Apple shop in Regent Street, on May, 8, 2006. AP Photo
Neil Aspinall, manager of Apple Corps, said that the company considered the verdict to be wrong, and thatit would be filing an appeal with the Court of Appeal.
“With great respect to the trial judge, we consider he has reached the wrong conclusion. We felt that during the course of the trial we clearly demonstrated just how extensively Apple Computer had broken the agreement.
We will accordingly be filing an appeal and putting the case again to the Court of Appeal,” The Sun quoted him, as stating.
Nicholas Valner, Apple Corps’ legal counsel called the judgement ‘curious’ and ‘disappointing’.
“This is a particularly disappointing decision. The judgment is curious. So much of what the judge says is right. It will be noted that he rejected pretty much every argument advance by Lord Grabiner QC for Apple Computer,” he said.