TRYING TO BE GREEN, like in the Big Green Apple, the logo for New York City's GreeNYC campaign is too close to the trademark sherrif inside Apple Inc. The blurring of distinction between the Apple Mark and the GreeNYC mark forms part of a legal challenge to the trademark application for an apple logo created by NYC & Company. Court papers filed by Apple claim the New York logo "is likely to cause confusion, mistake or deception in the minds of consumers". I could see that happening to me. Like I might toss my daughter's iPhone into a GreeNYC rubbish bin if I wasn't careful, so I'm glad Apple Inc. is looking after me.
Larry McShane -- "Apple Computer Says Something's Rotten with city's GreeNYC logo"