Apple - Licensing Deal Over Clock Icon in iOS6 ~ Hackinthus

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Apple - Licensing Deal Over Clock Icon in iOS6

By: Santosh Pavate (facebook) (twitter)

Apple released iOS6 on September 19, 2012 with the clock icon which looks exactly like the the famous station clock at the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB). The SBB then demanded for financial compensation, since it violated the railway's clock trademark.


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Apple, now has finally signed a deal with the SBB to license the use of the railway's clock on iOS devices. However, the financial terms of the agreement were not released.

The clock design was designed in 1944 by Hans Hilfiker, and now the trademark is owned by the Swiss Federal Railway.

It also licenses the design to
Mondaine to produce watches.                                                                     
                                                      Image-Credit: Mondaine

Via: tagesanzeiger

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