Funny how Apple went all out to make sure that Samsung paid their dues in terms of infringing upon Apple’s design patents, and the Cupertino company was challenged by the Swiss national railway (SBB) for using their iconic clock design in iOS 6’s Clock application without asking for any permission prior. Sure, Apple might argue that they were “inspired” by the old school design, but I guess you just have to call a spade a spade. After all, if that is not the case, why would Apple come to an amicable agreement with SBB in terms of the iconic clock design’s use?
SBB just announced that both of them have signed a licensing agreement, although we have no idea on just how much Apple has handed over to SBB to use a likeness of SBB’s iconic clock. Surely the SBB isn’t too interested in getting that much money from Apple, all they want is proper credit where it is due. All’s well that ends well, no?