Sichuan Fangguo Accused of Trademark Infringement

Sichuan Fangguo Logo

You are most likely asking yourself — who the heck is Sichuan Fangguo? The image above is the logo of a chinese food company called Sichuan Fangguo and they are the latest target of Apple’s trademark related prosecutions.

Excerpt from Gochengdoo website:

Fangguo CEO Zhao Yi seems to think it’s a load of hot air. … “There’s a leaf so you can tell it’s an apple, but it also contains two Chinese characters. … The orientation is also different, and ours is a totally different shape … .” Besides, he added, “When I started Fangguo, I had never even heard of Apple.” [more]

Even though you can obviously see the elements of an apple in Sichuan Fanguoo’s logo I hardly think their intention is to resemble Apple’s. On a matter of opinion, it seems more like a LG’s logo rip off than anything else.