Apple sued over App Store logo

Back in August this year, Apple replaced the App Store logo consisting of pencil, ruler, and paintbrush with the new logo featuring three plain sticks (kind of) on iOS and MacOS. According to KON, the new logo of the App Store on iOS and MacOS is a clear violation of the Chinese copyright law.

There is no doubt that they are the same. Apple has been using a similar looking logo for years, so it’ll be interesting to see if they argue that it was just changing what it was already using. We’ll see.



  • Nick West

    The logos are similar, but not the same, the apple version is far more stylized.

    Simple solution, go back to the old logo, and go tell KON they can keep waiting on that apology, either that or they can tell them to get stuffed.

  • JimCracky

    They’re not close to the same.

    Fuck you, China.

  • Mo

    They’re certainly similar enough, but I don’t see either causing consumer confusion for the other.

  • Brandon

    If China wants others to honor their copyrights, they could start by honoring other’s copyrights.

  • Apple has sued for a LOT less.

    Clearly its almost identical and very easy to confuse one for the other. If that hat had WWDC 2017 on the front you would be lining up to buy one.