Apple is taking a 2020 Kickstarter-backed action-comedy named “Apple Man” to court in a new 467-page lawsuit. Apple wants its trademark registration denied. Apple claims this is about their brand association. Vasyl Moskalenko, the director, has said, “if my registration would be denied, there are no guarantees that Apple wouldn’t demand to delete my film after its release.”
“My film has nothing to do with Apple corporation,” Moskalenko said in the video. “I have never mentioned anything about Macbooks, iPhones, iPads, and so on.” “My movie is about apples, the fruits,” Moskalenko said as he stressed the fact that his movie never mentions or references Apple, the company, or any of its products. “I’ll have to spend almost all my Kickstarter money on litigation.”
“It actually looks like a trademark bullying,” added Moskalenko. “I still hope this situation is just a misunderstanding. I am open to negotiations and hope we can resolve this dispute,” concluded the Ukrainian filmmaker.
– Excerpt from an article for iPhone in Canada by Nehal Malik. Read the full article here.
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