As claimed by Apple, a meal prep company Prepear app’s logo look-alike Apple’s own logo. The Prepear app’s cartoon logo is a green coloured pear itself which resembles the “Apple” of Apple’s logo. Apple recently filed an opposition notice in the aforementioned regard. Apple also claims that this will make it hard for users to distinguish between Apple’s and Prepear’s products and services, which also kind of violates the Lanham Act.
A petition has been started by the co-founder of Prepear Russell Monson with the slogan “Save the Pear from Apple!”. Around 14,000 people have already signed the petition. Monson also says that Prepear is a very small company which cannot afford a battle with a tech giant like Apple. The court filing by Apple also says that Prepear offers similar services as Apple. Hence, any service or good by Prepear can make the consumers think that it is Apple’s product.
Co-owner of Prepear Natalie Monson made a post on Instagram in which she clarified that they are not stopping people from Apple’s products and services. She also says that they are only defending their small business from the bullying of big techs like Apple.
In 2019, Apple sent an objection letter to Norway as one of their political party Fremskrittspartiet which had an apple logo similar to that of their own. Moreover, it also complained against the cycling path logo in Germany, which somewhat resembled Apple’s logo.