Apple has filed a couple of trademark applications with the European Trademarks Office, which would complete the transfer of the Granny Smith Apple logos from the Apple Corps to Apple, and would also allow the trademark to be extended to include technology products.
The recent filings by Apple seem to be a matter of completing the formalities.
Apple requests for trademarks
In its filings, Apple has stated that the trademark’s coverage should be extended to include “computer hardware, online social networking services, mobile phones,” besides including broader categories like musical instruments, clothing, advertising, gaming, education and broadcasting.
Both the companies have been entangled in a legal battle, as they shared the common ‘Apple’ name.