Apple Corp. (that would be John, Paul, George, and Ringo) and Apple Inc. (that would be, um, Steve) have settled their longstanding trademark dispute.
''We love the Beatles, and it has been painful being at odds with them over these trademarks,'' said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. ''It feels great to resolve this in a positive manner, and in a way that should remove the potential of further disagreements in the future.''
Neil Aspinall, manager of Apple Corps, said the company was glad to resolve the dispute.
''The years ahead are going to be very exciting times for us. We wish Apple Inc. every success and look forward to many years of peaceful co-operation with them,'' he said.
The joint announcement from Apple Inc. and Apple Corps, however, was silent on the prospects of Beatles downloads.