“The trademark battle between Apple Computer and The Beatles’ Apple Corps record label will likely be in a judge’s hands on Wednesday. British Justice Edward Mann will decide whether to grant Apple Corps an injunction that would bar Apple Computer from using its logo related to selling music through the iTunes Music Store. The record company could then pursue damages against Apple Computer,” Jeremy Kirk reports for IDG News Service. “London’s High Court heard detailed testimony from two Apple executives on Monday and an expert witness for Apple Corps. Eddy Cue, vice president of iTunes, said he disagreed with Apple Corps attorney Geoffrey Vos that the logo used in the brushed silver aluminum bar in the iTunes application advertised music. ‘I think it is used in connection with the service, not the content,’ Cue said.”
Kirk reports, “Whether the third lawsuit is the swan song that ends all trademark disputes between the companies is impossible to gauge. Neil Aspinall, a long-time Beatles confidant who has run Apple Corps since 1973, attended Monday’s hearing and was seen speaking with Apple Computer officials after the day’s testimony.”
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