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Apple would have paid 16 million euros for the design of the Swiss clock

Apple would have paid 16 million euros for the design of the Swiss clock

The American glove would have paid almost 20 million Swiss francs (16.6 million euros) to the Swiss railway company SBB to be able to use the image of the clocks of Swiss stations on the iPad, reports Sunday the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.

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20 million Swiss francs, or 17 million euros, is the price that Apple would have towards the Swiss railway company to be able to use the clock design imagined by engineer and designer Hans Hilfiker in 1944, reports the Swiss newspaper. Tages-Anzeiger.

Apple had used this famous clock without authorization for its iOS 6 system for iPad and iPhone. Last September, SBB got in touch with Apple to solve the problem. Around mid-October, we were learning that the SBB had concluded a license agreement with Apple ending their litigation concerning the use of their emblematic clock.

If we knew that an agreement had been signed between the two parties, we did not know the amount that Apple had put on the table to settle this dispute. Still according to the same source, Apple would retain the right to use this design, even if the watch manufacturer Mondaine, until now the only recipient of this representation, has to concede to make room for the computer glove.

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