A clothing company has sued Apple for copyright infringement regarding the Apple App Store logo, a court in Beijing said on Tuesday.
KON, a Beijing-based clothing company that caters more towards younger customers, was launched in 2009. KON has claimed that the Apple App Store logo is too closely similar to its own, which the company has been using as a trademark since 2011 and registered in 2012. The lawsuit has been filed in the Dongcheng District People’s Court in Beijing, China.
Xinhua news agency reports that KON has demanded a compensation of 100,000 yuan ($15,200), an injunction against Apple and their infringing devices, which includes the iPhone and iPad, and a public apology by Apple for their infringement.
Both logos feature a triangular stick design. Apple’s old logo was still a triangular stick design, but consisted of a pencil, ruler, and paintbrush. Apple replaced the old logo this year with its current one, which is the subject of the lawsuit, on its iOS and MacOS devices this year.
KON claims that the two logos look practically the same to the untrained eye of an ordinary customer.