In Pictures: Apple vs. The World - Apple’s definit...
Apple vs. Apple Corps (aka The Beatles) Pt. 1
In 1978, Apple Corps - which was founded by The Beatles - sued Apple Computer for trademark infringement. The two parties settled in 1981, with Apple agreeing to never enter the music business. Apple Corps sued in 1989 over Apple's implementation of audio-recording capabilities in a number of Macs. The case settled in 1991 with Apple paying out $26.5 million.
In Pictures: Apple vs. The World - Apple’s definitive legal battles