Beatles label logo officially owned by Apple

Tom Pakinkis
Apple Corps

The Canadian IP Office has disclosed that the Beatles Apple Corps label logo is now a registered trademark of tech giant Apple Inc.

The tech company originally filed for the Apple Corps logo trademark in Europe in March 2011.

The Beatles and Steve Jobs’ Apple had a long-running dispute over the Apple logo, which was settled in February 2007. The two parties agreed that Jobs’ Apple would own all Apple trademarks and license some of them back to The Beatles for their Apple label.

Although the terms of the agreement were confidential, newspaper accounts at the time suggested that the tech giant bought the Apple trademark rights for $500 million. 

Canadian database IP records show that Apple Inc also faced opposition by an Apple Box Productions, which was unsuccessful.

Source: Patently Apple


Tags: apple, Labels, The Beatles

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