Apple, Fab Four Settle Trademark Dispute

Law360, New York (February 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Apple Inc. and the Beatles have managed to come together over the use of the Apple trademark to sell digital music downloads and other products.

The agreement, announced Monday, settles an ongoing trademark infringement suit and replaces a 1991 agreement between the two.

Apple Inc. will continue to own all of the trademarks and will license some of the trademarks back to Apple Corps., the Beatles’ company, for continued use. Apple Inc. said that each party would be responsible for its own legal costs. The others...
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