U.S. Patent ad Trademark Office

Apple Claims Small Company Is Infringing on Its Trademark with Pear-Shaped Logo

Apple has filed a claim with the United States Trademark and Patent Office (USTPO) to block a trademark application by a meal prep company that uses a pear as its logo. Apple claims the pear will be confused with its own iconic Apple logo. Now, the small company has been forced to lay off one of its few employees to afford its legal battle with the Silicon Valley giant.

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