Apple is taking legal action towards an innocent meal preparation company called Prepear because they think their logo is too similar to their own. What is Apple thinking?
Do they really think this would cause confusion in the marketplace? Would people really use the Prepear app thinking about Apple? Not really… I mean this pear looks totally different to me.
This is really silly. Don’t worry, Apple, everyone already knows who you are. No one is taking your place. Not only that, you want to sue them but don’t you realize you are giving Prepear free publicity? I’ve never even heard of this app before reading this story. They’re a small company with five employees. They are not in any danger of putting Apple out of business.
Just leave people’s creativity alone and let people enjoy their meal preparations. The pear logo is green and designed in a different style. It looks perfect with this app. Does this mean no company could ever use a fruit as part of its logo ever again? All because of Apple? Geez. It seems like a bit much. Should Prepear have used a banana instead? Would Apple have even noticed?
Why do you hate small business, Apple? You were one once; what’s your damn problem?!
I might just give this app a try. It looks pretty useful and they deserve as much support as they can get.
Why didn’t you just do it right from the beginning? I gave you a great review and now I’m questioning why I did.
As a business owner, you damn well know your customers depend on trust, and you might have slightly blew it. Brave is fairly new, and making sure they are doing it the right way from the start should have been their top priority, showing us that we can trust this company and build that relationship up. As a new company, this is very important. Sure, you can say you are sorry and promise to never do it again, but who is going to completely trust you now. We don’t know what you are capable of doing next, if anything.
If you don’t already know, this is what they did. When browsing, they replaced crypto-related URLs with affiliated links. Affiliated links means Brave earns commission. That’s pretty tricky and most definitely will cause frustration to their users. When it was brought to their attention, the team tried covering their asses and suggested that it was a bug. No thanks, forget it. No one believes that.
Will this change Brave’s reputation? I would imagine it would.
IMO what they did is BAD. But it isn’t as bad compared to what some companies have done and the ones who haven’t been caught and are still getting away with their dirty little shenanigans. 😉
I believe that the Brave platform is still good. They still provide good services like ad blocker, and it’s perfect for creators. You create content, you get tipped, and you get paid. I feel like what they offer is really good. And like I said, even though what they did is bad, you can still benefit from using Brave’s web browser; they should have just been honest from the get-go. If you are afraid of leaving your details with Brave, I think it’s safe. I don’t think they are going to pull anything stupid for a while. Well, at least let’s hope so.