McIntosh Apples and Trademark - What do you think?
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Is this apple in the picture, a McIntosh Red Apple? ☺😊 What do you think?
Do you know?
MacIntosh line of computers were named after this red Apples. The name was deliberately misspelled to eliminate conflict with another company with the McIntosh name.
Apple's original trademark application filed in 1982 for the MacIntosh name was denied due to phonetic similarity with the other company.
Even otherwise, with the name, McIntosh red or Mac Apples being in use for a much longer time, would n't prior art come into play for trademarking this name?
We will see the answer soon.
National Apple of Canada:
McIntosh red apple is designated as the national apple of Canada
McIntosh Apples, also called Mac, happen to be a common cultivar for other types of apples, with being parent for more than 100 types of them.
Original tree discovered by John McIntosh lived and produced for close to ninety years.