But they have a few problems with their case. Firstly, their trade mark isn’t registered yet – it’s still being processed, and can (and invariably will) be opposed by Apple when the opposition period starts next week (on 27 May 2008).
Secondly, why did they wait for 3 whole years before taking any action? Courts don’t like litigants who delay action – credibility suffers when people take too long without very good reasons. Worse, they only filed a trade mark a few months ago (18 December 2007) – why?
It smells funny.
If you have a brand that you want to protect, register a trade mark immediately and don’t wait to strike.