Apple, What goes around, comes around. Apple has been accused of using SSB (Switzerland’s Schweizerische Bundesbahnen), a swedish railway station, iconic railway clock. It now faces a legal action for copying the iconic design.
The railway clock is designed by well-known engineer and designer Hans Hilfiker, but the trademark and copyright for it are owned by the Swiss Federal Railway service. Apparently it’s an icon for their company.
A report from Swedish newspaper “Tages Anzeiger” that reads:
“SBB is the sole owner of the trademark and copyright of the railway clock. The railway company will now get in touch with Apple. The aim is a legal, as well as a financial solution. It is not right that one [Apple] simply copies the design.”
Both the clocks look very similar and Apple has not asked for permission to use the clock in the latest iOS for iPad. Let’s see what will be the outcome of this event as SBB is seeking legal action against Apple and whether it will go to court or not.