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Norway: Apple refuses a right-wing political party to take over its logo

Apple

Posted: March 7 2019
Updated: March 6, 2019

by Steve

If we thought this adage reserved for the ant, we were wrong: the Apple also is definitely not lending. Apple, whose logo is a crunchy apple, wishes to keep its originality and avoid any unfortunate collusion, which could cost the Cupertino company its reputation.

According to the site MacRumors, a Norwegian party would, however, well intend to seize an apple to make its logo. The Progress Party, a historic political party in Norway, has a red apple flanked by a large white F, for Fremskrittspartiet. The image was created in 1970, but it was its recent deposit that made the Californian firm react.

apple norway - Norway: Apple refuses a right-wing political party to take over its logo

The manufacturer indeed finds that the resemblance is too striking and that the party logo could lend political ideas to Apple. Especially since the Progress Party is the third party in Norway and is classified to the right of the right, almost far right. He is currently part of the ruling coalition.

The Progress Party deposited this design in several categories, including software, digital media, textiles, flags, clothing, games and toys. In short, a bit of everything. Apple therefore asked the trademark office to revoke the filing.