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Apple Inc. sues Korean vendors for selling fruits with the name 'apple'

30, Aug 2012 By sourabhverma

The US giant Apple Inc. has reportedly sued Korean fruit vendors selling fruits with the name ‘apple’ in New York city. Encouraged with their recent win over some Korean company, Apple Inc. has now decided to file lawsuits throughout US against any individual or organisation infringing on their patents. Having patented the shit out of their flagship iphones, the company now boasts of an alternative revenue source other than selling their products.

Confirming reports about the recent lawsuit, Apple’s spokesperson ABCD said, “This is balatant violation of our patents. Not only are they selling the fruit with the name “apple”, but the fruit itself bears a stark resemblance to our patented logo that we have been using on all our products. This may dupe our innocent american buyers into buying the wrong product endangering our trust that we have built over the years.”

Apple was initially reluctant about the lawsuit, but a recent barrage of complaints from the sophisticated US customers complaining about the quality of the fruits compelled it to take the vendors to court. Having bought fruits with the name “apple”, customers mistook it to be associated with the actual Apple Inc. and were infuriated when the fruit turned reddish brown after leaving it idle for a few minutes after they had bit into it. “The whole idea of buying a fruit named “apple” was its longetivity and the social status that I could afford it,” said one of the customers.

By acting promptly on their customers’ complaints Apple has made sure that the Apple-customer relationship continues to prosper. Meanwhile living up to their copycat image, the korean vendors will copy Apple into filing a lawsuit. It will reportedly be against the parents of Apple founder Steve Jobs, for naming him Jobs which they claim is the plural of the english word job over which they have some kind of a patent in Korea. A Korean court has assured of a compensation to the korean vendors taking inspiration from the US court, again living up to the Korean’s copycat image.