In Germany games maker Ravensburger and Apple have settled their battle around Ravensburger’s trademark Memory. Next week the Munich court will consider the settlement proposal.
Apple’s AppStore contained several apps that made use of the name ‘memory’ for games that involved remembering identical pairs of images. Ravensburger demanded all games to be removed from the online store.
The German court judged that the app store is an online shop, instead of a trading platform, which would make Apple responsible for any trademark violations. Now that the case seems to have been settled, there will be no court ruling. And more importantly, for Apple, no precedent!