Snippet: Apple Officially Licenses Swiss Clock Design ☇

Shared on October 12, 2012

As discussed a couple of weeks ago, Apple’s Clock App on the iPad had a familiar-looking design—the same as the trademarked and copyrighted design as the Swiss Federal Railway service. Apple did not get permission to use it, but it seems things have been worked out, as reported by Aaron Souppouris of The Verge:

…An SBB [Swiss Federal Railway] spokesperson said that it would be seeking “an amicable agreement and compensation” from the electronics giant. That agreement didn’t take too long to materialize, as SBB today announced that the two companies have agreed upon and signed a licensing agreement. Neither company has disclosed how much the agreement is costing Apple.

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