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Apple Inc. Sues Big Apple over Green Logo

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Apple Inc. Sues Big Apple over Green Logo

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Apple Inc. Sues Big Apple over Green Logo

Apple Inc. Sues Big Apple over Green Logo

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Officials in New York City launched a new campaign to encourage residents to save energy and be more environmentally conscious. As you might expect, the campaign logo they came up with is a green, stylized version of an apple — a rotten choice, according to lawyers for a company in California.

The company that makes Macs and iPods and iPhones is suing New York City for trademark infringement. Apple Inc. wants a judge to deny the Big Apple the right to use the fruit as its logo, saying it will confuse people and injure the company's reputation.

According to the tech news Web site Wired.com, which is reporting the story, lawyers for the Big Apple says the case has no merit.