Be careful if your company logo is a fruit: Apple has denounced Prepear for using a pear
Apple denounced Prepear, considering that the pear-shaped logo of this company is too similar to its well-known apple.
Be careful if when designing the logo of your company you choose a fruit, that is the moral that can be extracted from Legal litigation between tech giant Apple and Prepear. This last has a pear like picture company and since August of last year has been in trouble for this detail.
Prepear belongs to Super Healthy Kids and offers a service of healthy recipes and food purchases through an application. The company image is a fruit drawn in green and has a very specific audience. Nevertheless, in August 2020 Apple denounced it considering that it was very similar to its logo.
Since the confrontation began in which the Appeals and Trials Committee of the US Patent and Trademark Office was used, different options have been considered to put an end to Apple’s complaint and it seems that an agreement has been reached.
In this picture you can check the similarity between both logos so that each one can judge if there is a copy and if any aspect of the pear should be changed, as has finally happened to satisfy Apple.
Prepear may still use the same logo, but you will need to make a small change to it: modify the pear leaf. As the co-founder of the company Russ Monson has clarified to 9To5Mac, the pre-agreement reached with Apple will allow them to continue with the image after the slight change, of which we have not yet been able to see images.
This has been a complicated process for the company, as can be seen in the existing reports in USPTO. It makes one think about the power of these giants when it comes to prosecuting other companies and to what extent it is justified. According to 9TO5Mac, a Change.org campaign asking Apple to desist from the process reached 270,000 signatures.