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Apple sues Ukrainian director for Apple-Man Superhero satire film!

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Apple seeks to halt the distribution of action-comedy film titled "Apple-Man" by filing a lawsuit against the creator.
Apple sues Ukrainian director for Apple-Man Superhero satire film!
Apple filed a lawsuit against the director of "Apple-Man" film

Plot twist: The movie is USPTO-approved

According to Ukrainian film writer and director Vasyl Moskalenko, Apple has filed a 467-page lawsuit against him, stating that consumers may believe "Apple Man" is "associated with, or approved, endorsed, or provided by Apple." 

However, the movie has already been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). In contrast, Apple is seeking to have the trademark registration application denied by mounting "an aggressive opposition."

It actually looks like trademark bullying. I still hope this situation is just a misunderstanding. I am open to negotiations and hope we can resolve this dispute, says Moskalenko.

"Apple-Man" is a satire about a superhero who can levitate apples which he uses to fight his enemies. It was crowdfunded through Kickstarter and raised roughly USD 120,000.

Apple has a history of stepping in when it believes its trademarks are being infringed upon. In 2017, Apple sued Swiss watch conglomerate Swatch for using "Tick different" on specific watch models. Apple claimed that the phrase is a play on its 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign.

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Source: GizmoChina
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