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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

  • Clearly those f**cks wants a.pl domain for their commercial usage to look more superior to their customers.


  • I know why they are truly doing this. They just want to get http://www.a.pl as their short url, like other companies (google goo.gl, facebook fb.me, youtube youtu.be). However suing to get a domain name for “a.pl/iphone” is too ridiculous.

  • United We Stand

    We have the power “Stand together” boycott Apple products….Power to the people… Remember what happen to Netflix. UNITED WE STAND

  • bmedic1999

    Run Gweneth Paltrow……they are going to make you change your son’s name. Run now !!!

  • I dislike Apple just as much as most of you, but I’m tired of coming here to DL and being inundated with Apple this and Apple that. An occasional patent dispute story is OK…but enough with the i*phone 5 and these types of stories.

  • Capt. Crunch

    This is just sick…

  • MikeCiggy

    – re.donk’u.lous adj.

    something so out of control, so over the top that it takes ridiculous to the next level.

  • Sven Enterlein

    I think I found the true reason why Apple sued them: They want the domain name as a short URL alias just like goo.gl or fuk.yu. Typing three more letters would be a burden on a ginormous 4″ phone!

  • Filip

    Rant: This blog has turned into an Apple blog this week. Try again.

  • Walks into Apple store, “Hey, where are those hams I saw on your website?” – said no one ever.

    • Sven Enterlein

      Hey, comparing apples to oranges has a completely new meaning now!

    • That would actually work in their favor, they are suing over all the people that went to the deli looking for overpriced computers.

  • DivingDancer

    Yeah, because I always confuse a smartphone with a bratwurst.

    Oh wait, in the case of an iPhone…

  • The Dude Abides

    I think the have a point as you can get a big Polish sausage from both businesses.

  • jimtrayer

    Apple is Jablko in polish!

  • bfinster76

    Today’s lawsuit is brought to you by the letter “a”.

    OK, the breakdown is
    this – many websites from Poland end in .pl. The
    deli put the letter a in front of it. I bet there is a b.pl, c.pl, etc. as well
    (sure as sh1t there is, I googled them).
    So Apple is putting up a stink over a
    polish website that is named nothing more than the letter “a”. Furthermore, the
    likelihood that a person is going to mistype apple as a.pl in a search is in my
    humble opinion rather SMALL. Does Apple own the alphabet???

    • droidftw

      After seeing the video with Jimmy Kimmel earlier. I would be amazed if iDiots didn’t put a.pl into the URL bar.

  • TikiGawd

    Go funk yourself, Apple.

  • sillyrabbittricks4kids

    Apple sues itself for copyright infringement due to the new model of the *phone 5 being similar to the *phone 4s, which was claimed to be totally redesigned. They say that after looking at the *phone 5 which was on a table with the 4s was mistaken after being presented as the new *phone, because the totally new design looked new but yet felt the same.they are pending to change that with the 5s due out next month.

  • Ben Baird

    I just bought an apple from a.pl. I can’t seem to figure out how to charge this thing so I can call my family.

  • RW-1

    If I were that Deliu, I’d start marketing a Pimento loaf that looks like and iPad or iPhone with screen icons when cut for sandwhiches …. just to make it interesting, a pimento patent infringement!

    • RW-1

      fracking disqus … DELI DELI DELI !

  • David Cosme Jr.

    I never really hated Apple – until now.

  • ds

    enough.. it’s the time to change the fruit apple to something else.. let’s call it newton, but be careful of the first bite… you can still be sued

  • Mike

    This bears no resemblance to Apple. I can’t find a douche anywhere on that site.

  • master94

    Everyone piss off Apple by buying something from the Deli.

  • Kheir Francis

    LOL, apple is gonna lose so many brownie points and respect with this Bull. are you serious, your really going after a online deli, I can picture a judge trying so hard no to laugh

  • MrEnglish

    Ok, even as a fanboy I have to say this is f’d up. Now it’s really pushing the ludicrous button on this subject.

  • Masterminded

    Typical A.pl, I mean Apple, OH EM GEE SAME! ……..iDiots

  • RadOD

    Sweet!! I just ordered a new iPhone 5!


    Looks ergonomic!

    • YogurtBites

      Sure to catch any stray drool.


    WHAT??? The guy from the Black Eyed Peas didn’t get to them first???

  • MichaelFranz

    Seriously, all of this apple lawsuit nonsense is leaving a bad taste in my mouth, even for their computers now. Make me not want to buy one as my next, even thought my current 2 are still good…SMH

    • Robert Jakiel

      Luckily I swore off Microsoft and Apple a LONG time ago so I don’t have that problem. Let me assure you that once you go the route of open source software whether it be Linux, BSD, Android, etc… you will begin to wonder why the hell you kept yourself trapped with Microsoft or Apple.

  • come on this is a joke right.. ????

  • New_Guy

    Oh my damn…

    • sdcoiner76

      The old logo it not even close to Apple’s logo. It’s a circle with a leaf.

  • Lawrence_Hart

    These two sceen shots are the home pages fora.pl and apple.com respectively. I can’t tell which site sells iDevices.

  • TheWenger

    But it’s missing a “p” and an “e”.

  • I seriously hope that the court pimp slaps apple for this level of stupidity. I’m thinking court fees and $1Billion in “emotional damages” to the deli. Just to make the point that Apple is being beyond rediculous.

  • Kyle Cummings

    Apple are such HAMS! I can’t believe they are going to meat this establishment in court just because the domain is faintly similar. It just fries my bacon to hear that they believe they have the power to just sue everybody. In my eyes, they are just chickens who want the run of the coop. I mean, what beef could they have with this company? They are no threat to Apple in the slightest. They need to goetta life!
    Also: sausage…

  • Robert Jakiel

    My question now after this crap is WHEN is the D.O.J. going to step in and smack Apple in the head? Hell Ma Bell did less and was convicted of anti-trust violations and broken into the baby Bells.

  • hogasswild

    I don’t think it’s a matter of Apple being douchey or whatever you want to call it. I just think they think their customers are truly idiots. And people validate their opinion every day buy purchasing their products. I would never confuse an iPhone with a Samsung Galaxy phine, nor would I mistakenly go to a.pl to buy an ipad. Case in point, Apple has been selling virtually the same phone for three product cycles, claiming it’s revolutionary when it hasn’t really changed or is merely catching up in technology to its competitors (4g, larger screen, turn by turn nav etc). Despite all the people will be lined up to purchase the iPhone 5 as soon as it’s available.

    • j_peter

      I’m an Apple fanatic, and I am certainly not an idiot. I don’t go around bashing others unlike Android users.

      • ethanmc12

        Of course an idiot wouldn’t think they’re an idiot. That part of why that person is an idiot.

        • j_peter

          You’re the idiot since you don’t even know proper grammar.

          • ethanmc12

            I thought you didn’t go around bashing others? Looks like your no better than us

          • Grammar? In a message board? What planet do you live on? What, are you an idiot? … oh, yeah, forgot … sorry.

          • EDNYLaw

            Actually, you’re the one who is using incorrect grammar. See, you said “you don’t even know proper grammar,” that in and of itself is not proper grammar, not to mention just a poor assumption. Technically it should be “You’re the idiot since you did not use proper grammar.” You don’t know whether he knows how to use grammar properly, all you know is whether or not that particular usage of grammar was correct or incorrect. Just saying…

        • a.youth.in.Asia

          That… And because they use an Apple product. How the fluck does anyone mistakenly buy a Samsung product and thinks it’s an iproduct? I thought that JVC TV was the same thing as that Sony TV… I really though I was getting an Apple product!

      • hogasswild

        I never said these people were idiots. I said I think Apple thinks these people are idiots. How is turn by turn navigation in a smart phone new and revolutionary? I sold my GPS in late 2009 when I bought my Motorola Droid because it had that feature. Apple enlarges their screen which started becoming common in 2010. See where I’m going here? Apple markets to people in such a way as to make them believe what they are buying is truly a superior product when in fact it is not. Many people do not have time or money to do independent reviews on technology. So many people have Apple products, it’s seen as a safe bet. I’m not saying they are bad phones, but they aren’t the best you can buy with you money. iTunes is nice, but beyond that, I’m not really enticed to buy their products that lock you down. And what’s with the new cable? Why couldn’t they use micro usb like everyone else? Again, it’s to enslave you and buy exclusively from you. The cable they offier isn’t somehow superior. In the end it’s a self licking ice cream cone.

        • Jacobm001

          Just to be clear I’m really not an apple fan, but you’re stance on their connection is a bit off.

          The non standard connection actually does offer a lot of benefits that micro usb doesn’t. Droid life actually did a writeup about it a while ago. Now why they couldn’t have micro usb and micro hdmi is another reason entirely… I’m pretty sure that would have solved the problem.

        • Um, the term is lemming, I believe, not idiot.

      • bfederspill

        I bet you accidentally went to that site too…..

      • PC_Tool

        “I don’t go around bashing others..”

        Well, unless those “others” happen to be Samsung or Android, right?

        blah blah glass houses blah blah blah…

      • KB26

        You realize you need a life if you have nothing else to do but to try to troll on. A website that contains something you hate.

  • New head of Apple (Montgomery C. Burns) was quoted as saying “eeeeexcellent”.

  • What IS the difference b/t a Mac and ham?

    • Robert Jakiel

      A ham is useful

    • j_peter

      A Mac is a work of art.

      • Robert Jakiel

        People sculpt things from dung and call them art so regardless it is subjective.

  • JOdyt3k

    Apple sues customer for not knowing how to spell A.pl and being polish. Duh…

    Apple service center sues customer in Greece because he complained

  • Can someone find out if that grocery store has a defense fund setup?!?! I’d donate 5 or 10 dollars to help them out.

  • Mr Waldo

    +1 for using redonkulous

  • Jarrett Guma

    Can’t wait till next year’s Worst Company in America Award! Guess who my nomination is.

    • JoshGroff


    • j_peter


  • Knlegend1

    Lmao STOP!!!!

  • NyReynolds

    This is a joke right?

    • j_peter

      Nope, that would be Android.

      • NyReynolds

        I guess its not hard to believe that the company that thinks the iPhone 5 is revolutionary would also believe people confuse an electronics website with a deli website on a regular basis. They must not think much of their customers.

  • Jarrett Guma

    iRan and iRaq are next to feel Apples vengeance, you’ll never guess why

  • mx

    Sigh. This has what to do with android?

  • Kyle Cummings

    I think they have gone a little trigger happy with this whole lawsuit thing, I mean its a freaking deli! it sells meat and delicious sandwiches for crying out loud! How can this be in any way detrimental to the products apple makes/sells?

    • Robert Jakiel

      It isn’t. Apple is suffering from a horrible disease internally called Douchbagenia. The only way to correct this is for those suffering from Douchbagenia is a terminal case of morals and ethics. In this case there seems to be no hope for those at Apple.

    • mustbepbs

      Because instead of buying overpriced hardware, people settle for a nice Reuben or a hot pastrami sandwich.

      • JoshGroff

        I’d settle for a Reuben right about now.

      • Moeyknight

        I choose a Reuben over any of apple’s products any day of the week.

    • troy studnicka

      why do you think they are doing this?? cause they are on the downward spiral!! android has taken over, specifically samsung and now apple is sue happy cause they are losing the technology battle with their tired old look and copy cat technology!!!

  • Mark

    to be honest, their logo is pretty similar to Apple’s

    • I hope your being sarcastic. It’s not even close.

    • Moeyknight

      Not as similar as crApple’s logo is to Apple Records. Because they are both apples.

  • KB26

    This just in: apple is putting out the sun for being somewhat red and having rounded corners. See you in the afterlife.