Apple Files Complaint Against Polish Online Grocer

Apple Files Complaint Against Polish Online Grocer

To be filed under “Things That Make a Lawyer Smile”: Fresh from their overwhelming court victory against Samsung, Apple has decided to keep their legal skills sharp by suing an online grocer in Poland.


The Polish patent office said on Tuesday the U.S. maker of the iPad, iPhone and iPod had filed a complaint, accusing the website of copying one of Apple’s icons to its logo and riding its coattails to win customers.

“Apple brand is widely recognized and the company says that, by using the name that sounds similar, is using Apple’s reputation,” patent office spokesman Adam Taukert said.

“The accusation is ludicrous,” said chief executive Radoslaw Celinski. The firm is not currently using the logo in question, and is looking at Apple’s complaint.

A date for a hearing has not yet been set.

Apple legal representative in Poland, the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, was not available for comment.