Apple Copies Swiss Railway’s Iconic Clock Design for its ‘Clock App for iPad’?
Apple has been accused of copying various designs and features of other tech companies since the time it was struggling for making its name. Now Swiss Federal Railway claims that Apple has copied the design of their iconic clock for its Clock App for iPad without their permission, as reported in the Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.
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Interestingly enough, the aforesaid design of The Clock is the creation of Hans Hilfiker, which turned as an icon not only for the Swiss railway but also for Switzerland itself and the trademark and copyright for the clock is owned by the Swiss Federal Railway service.
SBB are the sole owner of the trademarks and copyrights of the station clock, said Ginsig. The railway company will now seek to Apple. The aim would a legal and financial solution. It was not that you just make a copy of this design.
Apple Switzerland refused to comment on the matter and asked the paper to connect to Apple’s corporate headquarters in the United States.
The clock’s image is extensively licensed with the watchmaker Modaine.Apple, iPad App