Cartier, the European watch company, has sued Apple for software infringement. They claim that the giant technology company is offering software for sale that infringes on its designs without authorisation.
Cartier said in the lawsuit that Apple is offering for sale, via its iTunes store, products that use the Cartier trademarks. It said the applications enable customers to display time on the iPhone and iPod
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, alleges the software ” Fake Watch” and “Fake Watch Gold Edition” allows users to display time using ” look-alike famous wristwatches” on Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch.
“Fake Watch” is a free download and “Fake Watch Gold Edition” is available for purchase in Apple’s iTunes store, according to the complaint.
The watch manufacturer said it never authorized Apple to use images that look like its watches on the software. A message left with Apple for comment was not immediately returned.