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Switzerland's Swiss Federal Railway service, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, has accused Apple of using their iconic clock in its Clock app for the iPad without permission, reports "MacRumors" (www.macrumors.com).
Per a report in the Swiss newspaper, "Tages-Anzeiger" (via a somewhat rough Google translation): "The Apple timepiece looks exactly like the famous station clock the SBB out. Now the owner of the rights as SBB demand for financial compensation.
' "While we have joy that the Swiss Railway Clock at Apple used. This is one more proof that she is a true designer piece, "SBB spokesman Christian Ginsig said to a report of" Blick am Abend.' This act, however, to any unauthorized use of Apple."
"SBB are the sole owner of the trademarks and copyrights of the station clock, said Ginsig. The railway company will now seek to Apple. The aim would a legal and financial solution. It was not that you just make a copy of this design."