At this point, we practically expect to see a new legal charge brought against Apple every day of the week, and oftentimes that is indeed the case, but this one is particularly interesting: TechCrunch reports that Russian Railways is charging Apple with trademark infringement, seeking 2 million roubles (roughly $65,000) in damages.
The suit itself is rather vague and avoids citing exactly where Apple is allegedly in the wrong. The statement notes that Apple has infringed on Russian Railways’ RZD trademark and used it in pictures on one of its digital marketplaces.
TechCrunch points out that this could be due to the use of RZD images on third party apps available for iOS, though it hardly seems appropriate to attack Apple rather than the apps creator. At this time, Apple hasn’t issued an official statement on the case.
Russian Railways levies trademark infringement against Apple originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.