Back in August, Apple decided to take legal action against a company called Prepear. Although the company has nothing to do with technology, it tried to register a pear-shaped logo – and of course this bothered Apple. However, it seems that the two companies agree on that logo.
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. The Prepears logo is basically an overview of a pear, which led Apple to accuse the company of replicating its classic logo, which consists of a “minimalist fruit design with a right-angled blade.”
Apple did not appear to give up the dispute, but the two companies are now negotiating before other legal steps. As noted by MacRumors, last week’s applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trial and Appeals Committee requested that the trial be suspended for 30 days.
The parties are actively involved in negotiations on a solution to this issue. Apple Inc. requests that this procedure be suspended for 30 days to allow the parties to continue the settlement work.
It is unclear what matters Apple is trying to negotiate with Prepear, but the legal dispute will resume automatically if the two companies do not reach an agreement by January 23, 2021. If this happens, the first hearings are expected to take place in March 2021, while the main trial will not take place until October.
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