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Apple Sues Online Polish Deli Over Their Name, “A.pl”

In a new low, Apple is taking a Polish online deli business to court over their website’s name. Their site resides at “a.pl” – “pl” being Poland’s country-wide domain. Apple argues that the name is too similar to their own and that consumers are getting confused when entering the site. Seriously, how could one tell the difference between a honey baked ham and a 27″ iMac.

According to Polish news sites, the trial could last several years to finally be resolved. Why it would take so long for the Polish courts to throw such a redonkulous claim out the window is beyond me. Feel free to sound off down below.

Via: PC Mag

  • At this point, that’s not even pathetic. It’s cruel. What have they to gain form a company that sells food?

  • Mark

    Waiting for them to sue The Black Eyed Peas’ own Apl De Ap

  • moelsen8

    douche nozzles

  • Aardvark99
  • Apple should spend less time sueing and more time making a new products that actually have new features.

    Seriously. Pretty soon we’re gong to be buying “Granny Smith Malus Domestica” in the grocery store.

  • Sean Wood

    I think the trial should last for DECADES.. that way apple is racking up high price international lawyer fees… We gotta have some way of getting the billions they are sitting on in profits back out into the economy…lol

    • Jarrett Guma

      The problem isnt so much for Apple, they have the capital to sue everyone on this planet. The problem is that poor company that’s being sued. They have legal fees too, and by the time this case is finally over, win or lose, that company is going to be out of business before the end of the case.

  • Paradisimo

    In the words of Johnny Cochran, “If you can’t innovate, you litigate.”

  • Mrpicolas

    apple ….now trying to tell you how to handle your meat.. p-envy much apple?

  • Robert Jakiel

    I will be happy when I see Tim Cook drop dead, Steve Jobs be interned and desecrated and the whole of Apple burn to the ground taking every last bag of crap and lawyer with them. Apple has turned into one of the most despicable companies out there. No wonder they get along well with the slave drivers at Foxconn. Maybe they can blend a few babies and have a stem cell smoothie while they’re at it. I do truly despise what Steve Jobs has started and Apple under the misguidance of Tim Cock (sp?) has continued.

    • Robert Jakiel

      What too harsh? Too bad. The only way to get the attention of a bully is to smack him in the head with a bat. Asking nicely and playing by the rules doesn’t work. Apple needs a correction. If that correction consists of the company completely crumbling and those that work there condoning and propagating these lawsuits dying from some horrible disease due to bad karma I am all good with it. You reap what you sow and in this case Apple is going to be neck deep in crap if they keep this up.

    • j_peter

      People like you don’t deserve to live. Please kill yourself.

      • Robert Jakiel

        Please call the Waaaambulance. Apple has become the exact opposite of what they set out to be. Ego and power went to Steve Jobs’ head and look what happened? He DIED! There is something to be said about being moral, ethical and humble. Steve Jobs and in turn Tim Cook and Apple are none of those and karma being the fickle bitch that she is will ensure that they come crashing down harder than even they could imagine.

      • j_peter, you deserve associated cancer as karma for being a fecal-coated vag

  • BigLa

    This may seem frivolous, but for all we know Apple is about to launch a line of kielbasa themed products.

  • mustbepbs

    Who the hell goes to a.pl for Apple’s website? Who is typing this and is expecting to get to Apple’s site? I don’t type g.gl expecting Google’s site. This is absurd. How can you sue over this?

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    Welcome to the Guinness Book of World records for most frivolous lawsuit ever

  • only four letters can describe this foolishness and those are O….M….F….G

  • Afrayedknot

    This seems rather … ham-handed on Apple’s part.

    • Kyle Cummings

      i wonder how much is at steak…

      • mustbepbs

        What a bunch of bologna.

        • CopierITGuy

          That really cold-cuts deep…

          • TheWhiteLotus

            Oh please, they were just bacon for someone to sue them.

          • CopierITGuy

            Some companies just can’t seem to cut the mustard anymore!

          • ArrowCool

            They really need to stop hamming it up for the courts.

          • And then CJ blew everyone up.

        • If Apple wins, the deli could be forced to pay out a lot of bread…

        • I hope the deli guy doesn’t chicken out to their bullying and takes those turkeys to court where the suit will be quickly thrown out.

          • Their goose is cooked. Might get chippy in the courtroom.

          • a.youth.in.Asia

            Apple will make swiss cheese out of that deli!

          • What is this deli to apple, chopped liver?

    • This whole line of humor is a little Cheesy…

    • Kerry Davies


  • EvanTheGamer

    See? That’s why Apple is a bunch of evil greedy basta*rds. And yet another prime example of why I’ll never ever again own another Apple product for as long as the world keeps on spinning.

    F’n pri*ks.

  • Kwparker

    Ahhh, the Apple we know and love so well……. /sarcasm

  • John


  • DanWazz

    What horrible bunch of do*che bags.

  • Guest


  • what a joke! just apple trying to assert its dominance… which isn’t so great anymore!

    • j_peter

      Except for it being the most influential tech company on the planet.

      • i’m more towards that steve jobs was the most influential, since his passing… apple has just been ‘meh’

      • If you don’t seriously see a problem with what Apple is doing, you’ve clearly lost touch with the world.

  • Paul

    Well, the site does have a lot of menus and buttons with rounded corners. I can see how people would get them confused with pictures of ipads.

    • Nick

      Also that woman with her arms crossed in WHITE, logo color. Next Lawsuit: The light spectrum for containing white.

  • I declare here and now that I have just visited a.pl. Their website contains many rectangular shapes with rounded corners AND a picture containing an apple. This is a clear violation of Apple’s trade dress. Apple must not stand for all of these stolen products profiting from its innovations.

  • At least Apple can still innovate new reasons to sue people. This is good news, since they appear completely unable to innovate with technology any more.

    • Apple: We didn’t invent the lawsuit. We just made the lawsuit better.

      • Aaron

        “We’re doing things in the industry of law that no other company has ever done before, we’re inventing and innovating our own magical laws.”

        Cue slide in the background with large white bold letters showing how many current lawsuits they have going on in every country.

        • “Magical laws” was good. But the second part about the lawsuits was fantastic. That really did make me LOL,

      • New_Guy

        Ahahahahahah! Crap, that was hilarious =D!

      • hyperbolee

        Lawsuits that “just work”.

  • You stay classy Apple.

  • Stephen Morrison

    They should sue over anything with the word douche in it cause they are that as well.

  • mbrainerdii

    What a paranoid, antisocial, megalomaniac corporation.

    • moelsen8

      best description yet. don’t forget corrupt

  • Go Hawkeyes

    That deli better really watch out if their hams have rounded corners.

    • New_Guy

      If they drop one, they’d better hope it doesn’t bounce back. Haha!

  • SueThis

    Like I needed another reason to despise Apple. Ugh

  • S.Ober

    Apples next new product with patent iSue.

  • triangle8

    They will settle: A.pl will just give apple more grannie smiths…

  • This is beyond ridiculous, for the courts in any country to be tied up with something like this is absurd. It’s about time for the frivolous lawsuits to end and the courts to fine Apple for wasting the courts time when they lose this one in days, not years.

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    Damn they are even trying to keep deli meat down.

  • wpscompute

    I am so completely sick & tired of lawsuits!!!

  • br_hermon

    Yup… all time low. And that’s saying something being that their a bunch of D’bags.

  • SirSoloDolo

    I’m in the wrong business, being a lawyer for Apple is where the money is at. They are the only ones that win

  • iFail

    Apple: Trying to reach new lows every single day.

  • mbagasao

    You’re kidding right?!

  • Prime7


    This is a new one.

  • IW

    Oh come on now… Your just pulling my leg!!! Right?!! Right..?? No seriously???

    Die Apple…

  • Butters619

    Tomorrow’s News: Apple sues farmers for growing apples. Consumer’s thought they were purchasing actually Apple products at the grocery store and the 3 week shelf life was tarnishing their reputation.

    • HAHAHA

    • Mike

      “Apple sues God for creation of apples.”

      • “Also named in the suit are Adam and Eve for giving apple’s their name. “

        • lgreg64

          also named the apple tree for design infringement.

          • BlueDevil

            also named, Johnny Appleseed for name theft…..

          • DivingDancer

            Apples DO have rounded corners. I’m guessing that Apple will win this one too.

      • Jarrett Guma

        No, you mean God stole the technology from Apple, Apple totally invented apples years before God did, they have the emails to prove it

        • TheWenger

          And mockups and preliminary sketches.

        • danofiveo

          But, the emails were deleted for fear of discovery per their retention policy.

      • trumpet444

        Just ruled this morning, “It was proven that Newton used a patented product without the expressed written permission from Apple, therefore, Apple Computers is now solely recognized as discovering gravity”

        • Willard Potter

          I literally got up and clapped for that one. lol

        • Aldo López

          amazing lol

        • 7 billion lawsuits have been filed against all those unlawfully using
          this new Apple product ‘Gravity’. Current Apple users will be astounded
          by this radical new application and will proceed to flaunt it to Android users.

      • sillyrabbittricks4kids

        Apple sues apple trees for not producing the same quality of that similar to their Apple products.

      • michael arazan

        Apple sues all of America for eating apple pie, as well as the phrase “As American as Apple Pie” because they patented apple pie charts

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      The Macintosh is the first hit.

    • trixnkix637

      Apple sues Samsung for patent infringement for copying their ideas on how to eat apples with rounded edges.

  • Lucky Armpit

    *looks around, trying to find a calendar* Is it April 1st and no one told me?

  • Sigh … It just makes me reaffirm my position on any Apple products — I am not going to buy one, period.

  • Murphy

    Bahaha! =) Yum, honey baked ham

  • SethMcDonald

    Apple is simply helping this company out. I bet their web traffic soars after this!

    • CopierITGuy

      I just now went there – just to piss off Apple and increase the deli’s traffic! Then I giggled my little butt off…

  • Beautiful picture

  • Jason Jackson

    what a joke. seriously. come on a p p l e

  • philnolan3d

    Because I’m going to see some delicious cheese and mistake it for a phone or computer.

    • LewisSD

      well if its in the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners….apple puppets may actually get confused

  • dbrownjr1989

    Apple – King of the trolls

  • George Fayad

    It isn’t April 1st is it? Is this really happening?

  • htowngtr

    Wow, kill yourselves, Apple.

    • philnolan3d

      They seem to be trying pretty hard already.

    • j_peter

      I’d rather they kill Android.

      • Troll, just go do some autocratic asphyxiation for the good of our species, because you are truly a f**ktard

      • lasj

        Not even worth the down vote …