Apple Computer in bad legal position against The Beatles

As a follow up to a previous post, “Apple versus Apple: Direct Comparison” regarding the face off between Apple Computer and The Beatles, it would appear that Apple computer is in a poor position according to sources quoted in Information Week below.

InformationWeek Apple iTunes Beatles Say ‘Apple’ Is Forbidden Fruit March 29, 2006: “Thomas Speiss, of Baker & Hostetler in Los Angeles, said that three of the most important factors in deciding intellectual property rights appear to be in the music company’s favor. The factors likely to weigh most heavily in determining whether Steve Jobs’ company has infringed on the Apple music company’s name, logo and territory are: the similarity of the marks, the relatedness of goods and services and the similarity of marketing channels.

‘It’s a slam dunk for the Beatles,’ Speiss said during an interview Wednesday. ‘”

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