“Switzerland’s Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, or Swiss Federal Railway service, has accused Apple of using their iconic clock in its Clock app for iPad without permission, according to a report in the Swiss newspaper Blick,” Jordan Golson reports for MacRumors.

“The clock, designed by Hans Hilfiker, has become an icon of both the Swiss railway and of Switzerland itself. The trademark and copyright for the clock is owned by the Swiss Federal Railways service,” Golson reports.

According to [a Tages-Anzeiger] article: SBB is the sole owner of the trademark and copyright of the railway clock. The railway company will now get in touch with Apple. The aim is a legal, as well as a financial solution. It is not right that one [Apple] simply copies the design.

Apple's Clock app (left). Swiss Railway clock (right).

Apple’s Clock app (left). Swiss Federal Railways clock (right).

 
Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Bad form, Apple. Microsoftian cum Samungish.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Joe Architect” for the heads up.]