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Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Design, Intellectual Property |

The Swiss rail system accuses Apple of copying the design of your watch

The Swiss rail system accuses Apple of copying the design of your watch

This 2012 looks like it beat the record of lawsuits and accusations about copying the design of one company to another. The fact is that is back on the disparadero, in this case charged by Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, Swiss rail system, to have copied the design of your watch and enter it into the new operating system version iOS6, specifically in for iPad .

A world famous clock he designed in 1944 Hans Hilfikeren. Since then the clock has been the flag visible from both the company and the country besides being spawned several times as a clock in the home (the manufacturer sells Mondaine replicas in the world for some time). That year the brand was registered and being the Swiss rail system owner.

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In this case and according Bundesbahnen, are accused of using his image Cupertino without permission. The Swiss newspaper Blick that the company is going to get in touch with Apple in search of an economical solution because they think that the modus operandi of the company has not been correct.

According to Christian Ginsig, Bundesbahnen representative:

We are proud that Apple will use the Swiss rail system clock. Reconfirms the value of design. But the company did so without authorization.

He ends by explaining that Apple will contact seeking compensation for violation of copyright.

A new legal battle to Apple, in this case very different from Samsung, where he is accused of having copied the design of an iconic watch.

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