“The legal wrangle between Apple Computer and Apple Corporation, which represents the Beatles’ interests, could end up in court, said Steve Jobs, the computer maker’s chief executive, yesterday,” reports Charles Arthur, Technology Editor for The Independent (UK). “Apparently to emphasise that he would not let the lawsuit block his plans to sell online music in Europe, he chose to play a Beatles track – In My Life, performed by the late Johnny Cash – before a keynote speech in Paris yesterday.”
“Mr Jobs essentially dismissed the agreement’s relevance yesterday, noting it was drawn up after he left the company in the mid-1980s, and before he returned to it in 1996. ‘Apple Corporation and Apple [Computer] signed a legal agreement more than a decade ago. I wasn’t there, and it says what each company can do with their trademark,’ he said. ‘I inherited that, and right now there’s a disagreement about this. It’s a trademark dispute… We might have to get a judge to decide on it,” Arthur reports.
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