On Tuesday, Prepear co-founder and COO, Russ Monson, told iPhone in Canada in an email the company had “amicably resolved its trademark issue with Apple.”
The company sent “iPhone in Canada” some images of its new revised logo (see image). You’ll have to look closely to see the difference.
In August 2020 Apple sued Super Healthy Kids, the company behind the app, accusing it of ripping off the Apple logo. According to the Prepear developers, Apple “has opposed the trademark application for our small business, Prepear, demanding that we change our obviously pear shaped logo, used to represent our brand in the recipe management and meal planning business.”
In a petition on Change.org, Prepear went on to say, “before attacking us, Apple has opposed dozens of other trademark applications filed by small businesses with fruit related logos. Many of those logos were changed or abandoned. Most small businesses cannot afford the tens of thousands of dollars it would cost to fight Apple.”
I’m sure how the dispute was settled, but Prepare says it was “amicable.”