Apple is taking legal action against its developers because of the app Prepear logo,media outlet in Canada reported. Prepear is understood to be an app that helps users discover recipes, plan meals, make lists and arrange supermarket deliveries. The app is a derivative of Super Health Kids, whose founders claim they are facing lawsuits from Apple.
Apple reportedly challenged Prepear’s logo, saying its properties were too similar to Apple’s.
The company said in an Instagram post that Apple “decided to oppose and pursue the trademark of our small business, saying that our pear logo is too close to their apple logo, which could harm their brand.” The post also said the move was a major blow to Prepear, which chose to keep its original logo while sending a message to big tech companies that bullying small businesses would have some consequences.
The company is understood to have launched a petition on Change.org to try to persuade Apple to “abandon its opposition to Prepear logo, while helping to stop big tech companies from abusing their power and pursuing small businesses like us that are already struggling under the influence of Covid-19.” “
Prepear points out that they are a very small company with only five team members, and that they have spent thousands of dollars on legal fees, and that they have fired one team member for that reason.
So far, the petition has garnered nearly 9,000 signatures, and the founders hope to reach 10,000.
Prepear said Apple has filed objections to fruit-related logo trademark applications from dozens of small businesses, even if they are different from Apple’s.
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