According to the lawsuit, Apple considers the artist’s name to be very similar to its own.
Apple , one of the world’s most valuable companies, is suing a musician with just 7 monthly listeners on Spotify for his name.
According to The New York Times , Apple is suing Stephanie Carlisi, an artist who goes by the nickname Franki Pineapple, because the company says her name is too similar to hers, which “tarnishes her reputation.”
According to the report, Apple said that “both were fruit names and therefore convey a similar commercial impression . ” They even considered objecting to the Carlisi logo, which is a grenade/pineapple accompanied by an explosion.
The artist responds
Carlisi responded to Apple by saying, “That’s not even an apple.” “They tell people they can’t buy fruit or anything that has ties to the giant Apple corporation , ” she said.
This is not the first time Apple has sued a company for trivial reasons. However, unlike Carlisi, who won the case, according to the media, many companies or individuals have had to withdraw because they considered that their economic resources and their situation were insufficient to face a company like Apple.
Carlisi was able to fight the lawsuit and won by conceding that he stated in his trademark application that “Franki Pineapple” was not his real name.