Apple's use of the iBook brand does not cause any harm to Brick Tower Press, according to a US District Court judge.In 2011, this publisher, which specializes in science fiction and fantasy literature, went to court, stating that the actions Apple cause him financial harm. The fact is that Brick Tower Press owns the iBooks trademark, having acquired the rights to it after the takeover of Byron Preiss in 2006. During this time, about a thousand books have been released under this brand.
However, the court ruled that Apple's actions do not cause any damage to the publisher. The fact is that after the start of using the iBooks brand, the company from Cupertino did not become associated with the publishing business among users. Apple's iBooks they have - only the opportunity to purchase an electronic version of the book via the Internet, nothing more.
In addition, Apple has also owned the brand since 1999. iBook, under which the former very popular laptops were once produced. That is, again, there is no direct connection with the publishing business.