We are not sure whether to laugh or to cry over the fact that Apple has just filed a lawsuit against a Polish grocery site that simply calls itself, A.pl. Polish news outlet Telepolis reported that Apple will be taking the A.pl name to court because it is extremely close to Cupertino’s company name. What next, are they going to sue apple orchards for growing trees that bear fruit which are extremely close to their logo?
A.pl offers a door-to-door delivery, and its full name is A.PL Internet SA. “.pl” is Poland’s country-wide domain, but I guess that this fact was not taken into consideration by Apple as they requested, nay, demanded that the Polish Patent Office cancel the site’s trademark as the likeness of characters infringes upon Apple’s reputation.
I don’t know about you, but the whole thing reeks of a barrel of rotten apples. What do you think of this situation, has Apple gone too far by being trigger happy with their army of lawyers? One thing is for sure, A.pl is definitely unable to pay Apple a cool one billion dollars in compensation if they were to be found guilty. Apple is starting to sound and look more and more like a bully, bordering on the ridiculous, but this is just a personal observation and not reflective of the site’s viewpoint.