Apple has an estimated market value of more than $1 trillion, but trademark law is often difficult to enforce.
According to trademark experts, Apple’s trademark status is “generally regarded as untenable”, given the company’s history of misappropriating the names of other companies.
Apple has already had legal challenges over the use of the names “Apple” and “Apple logo” in the past.
A trademark application form for Apple is required by Australian law, but some trademark owners do not have the necessary paperwork.
The most popular Apple trademarks are Apple Pay, the company website, and Apple Music, which was acquired by Spotify last year.
Apple has also had problems with trademark law in the US, including the use in the trademark application for a trademark for “electronic cigarettes” in 2006.
Many trademark owners, however, say they are unaware of any other country’s requirements for Apple trademarks.