The iconic technology company Apple may be infringing upon another company’s trademarked icon, or so it seems. SBB, a state-owned railway operator in another nation, claims that Apple’s new iPhone operating system violates the trademarks it holds for a clock icon displaying red and black hands. The latest iPhone operating system just came out, and the software does include the SBB clock icon at issue.
SBB apparently first designed the eye-catching clock design back in 1944. The company reportedly does allow others to use the design, but apparently Apple did not have such an agreement set up ahead of time. An SBB spokesperson indicated that the company is in talks with California-based Apple to establish a license or settlement agreement which would allow the company to continue using the clock icon in its new operating system.