LONDON - The music company owned by Apple Corps has lost its legal battle against Apple Computer over the use of an apple logo for the iTunes music download service.
The High Court ruled that Apple had not infringed upon Apple Corp's trademarks.
Apple Corps - owned by surviving ex-Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison - had argued that the iTunes store broke a 1991 deal between the two companies which said Apple Computer was not allowed to use the logo "in connection with musical content".
The judge ruled the apple logo was only used in association with the company's online shop, and not with the music itself, and therefore dismissed the case brought by the Beatles' label. An appeal aganist the decision is planned