Legal Acrimony Preceded Beatles-Apple Deal

Law360, New York (November 16, 2010, 7:02 PM EST) -- The announcement that The Beatles' songs are now available on Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store caps a decades-long trademark and contract battle between the computer giant and Apple Corps Ltd., the legendary band's company, that was officially settled nearly four years ago but continued to hover over negotiations for digital distribution of Beatles music.

The joint statement released Tuesday by Apple Inc., Apple Corps and the Beatles' record label, The EMI Group, struck a celebratory note in announcing that Beatles music would be on iTunes after years...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.