Apple infringes Cartier’s trademark
At first glance, Apple and Cartier operate in rather different business segments. However, an offering in the App store displeased the manufacturer of luxury watches. The reason: two applications named 'Fake Watch' and 'Fake Watch Gold Edition'. The apps display a watch on the iPhone or iPod Touch, copying Cartier’s famous wristwatches - according to a complaint from the luxury watchmaker. Thereupon, Cartier sued Apple for trademark rights infringement. The apps were offered by the Digitopolis Game Studio. However, the name of the company is not mentioned in Cartier’s complaint.
"Our concerns have been addressed," said Jonathan Lagarenne, the attorney for Fox Rothschild LLD representing Cartier. An Apple spokeswoman said it had been informed that Cartier was withdrawing the suit.