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The last high-profile case was the aforementioned Apple v. Microsoft from 1988.

They've issued plenty of C&D letters and takedown notices to individuals making Aqua-alike UI themes for other operating systems, as well. Not nearly the same threat display as an actual suit, but indicative of Apple being proactive about IP defense.

Indeed. It always struck me as odd they didn't C & D Microsoft for the aqua start menu in Vista and XP.

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