This says that the lawsuit has happened, but the details haven't been made public.The inevitable has happened: The Beatles have sued Steve Jobs over Apple iTunes and the Apple iPod -- at least the band's company, Apple Corps., has sued Apple Computers.
The case was apparently filed a short time ago in London's High Court of Justice, but was just served on Apple Computers in California in the last couple of days. Although details from the court papers aren't yet available, the gist of the breach of contract suit is as follows.
So, now we know it's not gossip...An Apple Corps spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the organization started by The Beatles has filed a lawsuit against Apple Computer Inc. The lawsuit cites breach of contract by Apple Computer over the use of "Apple."
"Specifically, (the) complaint is made over the use by Apple Computer of the word "Apple" and apple logos in conjunction with its new application for downloading pre-recorded music from the Internet," Apple Corps said in a statement on Friday.
Despite the lawsuit over its iTunes Music Service, Apple Computer is not backing down to the company it has signed an agreement with for use of the name. In a statement given to MacCentral on Friday, Apple Computer said the issue would go to court.