Apple decided to sue a company called Prepear in August 2020 because the company has a pear-shaped logo, which Apple claims is very similar to its own logo – even though Prepear has nothing to do with technology. Today, however, both companies have reached an agreement, and Apple will let Prepear use the fruit logo with a subtle change.
Prepear is a spin-off of Super healthy children the service, and it offers healthy recipes and a digital grocery list through a mobile app. Apple opposed Prepear’s trademark because the logo is an outline of a bulb with a leaf, which Apple believed to be a copy of the classic logo found today on billions of devices worldwide.
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New document fills at the USPTO show that Apple has already given its consent to the settlement, which was later confirmed by Prepear co-founder Russ Monson. Monson told the report that the only request for approval of the logo was to change the drawing sheet.
The app’s website already has the new logo, and it will be added to other platforms in the coming weeks. Before that, it received a petition on Change.org asking Apple to “save the bulb” almost 270,000 signatures.
Apple has not discussed the decision so far.
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