Home / News / Apple pays £13 million for Swiss clock face
Compensation for using the design without permission

Apple pays £13 million for Swiss clock face

Apple has paid 20 million Swiss Francs (approximately £13 million) to the Swiss railway operator, SBB, after using its iconic clock design without permission.

According to AFP, the design was introduced to the iPad with the iOS 6 update and was immediately met by a complaint from SBB, which has used the design in all its stations since 1944, and which had awarded an exclusive licence to the watch manufacturer, Mondaine.

The payment settles the dispute and will allow Apple to continue using the design.

“Apple shows great taste by choosing this design for their clock on their devices, and now, the owners of Mondaine watches and clocks as well as iPad owners can even enjoy the same distinct design,” commented Mondaine co-owner Andre Bernheim.

Want to receive up-to-the-minute tech news straight to your inbox? Then click here to sign up for the completely free PCR Daily Digest and Newsflash email services. You can also follow PCR on Twitter and Facebook.

Check Also

ServiceNow and Northeastern University create degree apprenticeship to bridge skills gap

ServiceNow technology is to being used in an online degree apprenticeship being offered at Northeastern …