updated 05:35 pm EDT, Sun May 24, 2009
Cartier sues Apple
Cartier, a high-end watch manufacturer and jeweler, has filed a lawsuit accusing Apple of trademark infringement, according to the Wall Street Journal. The dispute involves several iPhone apps, Fake Watch and Fake Watch Gold Edition, that show the current time on several virtual watches which replicate famous designs. Users can choose a Cartier Tank timepiece presented with the company's trademarks.
The two parties quickly came to a resolution, as Apple agreed to remove both titles from the App Store. "Our concerns have been addressed," said Jonathan Lagarenne, a lawyer representing Cartier. The watch manufacturer is currently in the process of withdrawing the case.
It is unclear if the French company plans to go after the app creator, Digitopolis Game Studio. The developer was not named in the initial claims against Apple, however.