Apple has objected to an apple logo trademark that Norway's Fremskrittspartiet or Progress Party filed for back in November, according to the Norwegian Patent Office.

The image in question features a red apple with a stem and a green leaf that also has a white "F" on the front, an icon used by the Fremskrittspartiet.

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In an objection letter provided to Norway's Patent Office, Apple says that the trademark that the Fremskrittspartiet has registered "resembles" the "very well-known" trademarked Apple logo and is likely to be confused with Apple's prior trademarks.

The Fremskrittspartiet has applied to use the trademark for computer software, digital media, stationary and other paper products, household items, textiles like flags, clothing and headgear, buttons, and games and toys.

It's not yet clear how this will play out, but Apple plans to provide additional documentation to support its case in the future. Apple is asking the Norwegian Patent Office to repeal the Fremskrittspartiet's trademark registration.

(Thanks, Sander!)

Tag: Norway

Top Rated Comments

first-to-tea Avatar
69 months ago
Next Apple will request markets remove apples from sale.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jimmy Bubbles Avatar
69 months ago
It isn't anywhere near Apple's logo. If only they were as protective with other things...
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thebeans Avatar
69 months ago
What a bunch of morons. Does not resemble Apple logo in the slightest. Arrogant bastards
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
555gallardo Avatar
69 months ago
Perfect time for Apple Records to sue Apple, Inc.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnyslats Avatar
69 months ago
Hmm. About as "likely to be confused" as the MacRumors logo ;)
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smirking Avatar
69 months ago
This reminds me of the time when Microsoft went after a young programmer named Mike Rowe who had the domain name mikerowesoft.com.

Microsoft ended up with plenty of egg on its face.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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