Last summer Apple made headlines after it filed a trademark opposition against recipe and meal-planning app Prepear. The California-based tech powerhouse objected Prepearâ€™s logo trademark, noting the similarity to its own logo, â€œApplicantâ€™s Mark consists of a minimalistic fruit design with a right-angled leaf, which readily calls to mind Appleâ€™s famous Apple Logo and creates a similar commercial impression. The Apple Marks are so famous and instantly recognizable that the similarities in Applicantâ€™s Mark will overshadow any differences and cause the ordinary consumer to believe the Applicant is related to, affiliated with or endorsed by Apple.â€� In protest, the company behind Prepear, Super Healthy Kids, put together a petition to persuade Apple to drop its opposition, which received over 250,000 signatures.
According to reports, despite Apple not dropping its opposition, it appears a resolution is currently in the works. In revealed filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Officeâ€™s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Apple requested that trial proceedings be suspended for 30 days (January 23) as the â€œparties are actively engaged in negotiations for the settlement of this matter.â€�
If a settlement is not reached, the opposition against Prepearâ€™s logo trademark will head into initial pretrial disclosures in March with main trials set to begin in October and a potential request for an oral hearing held until December 2021.
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